Water Resources eAtlas
 

A12 Okavango
Watersheds of Africa

     

 



 

Land Cover and Use Variables
  
Percent Forest Cover: 1.7
Percent Grassland, Savanna and Shrubland: 91.1
Percent Wetlands: 4.1
Percent Cropland: 5.5
Percent Irrigated Cropland: 0.0
Percent Dryland Area: 86.4
Percent Urban and Industrial Area: 0.2
Percent Loss of Original Forest Cover: 0.0

 

 
 

Basin Indicators
  
Basin Area (sq. km.): 721,258

Average Population Density (people per sq. km.):

2
Number of Large Cities (>100,000 people): 1
Water Supply per Person (1995) (m3/person/year): -
Degree of river fragmentation: -
Number of Dams (>15m high) in Basin: 1
Number of Dams (>150m high) in Basin: 0
Number of Dams (>60m high) under Construction: 0
Number of Dams (>15m high) on Main Stem of River: 0
Number of Dams (>150m high) on Main Stem of River: 0

 

 

 

 

Biodiversity Information and Indicators
  
Number of Fish Species: 80
Number of Fish Endemics: 0
Number of Amphibian Species: 55
Number of Ramsar Sites: 1
Number of Wetland-Dependent IBAs: 7
Number of Endemic Bird Areas: 1
Percent Protected Area: 12.1

 

 

Okavango River Basin Commission (OKACOM): http://www.iwwn.com.na/namibianet/okacom

 

 

 

 

 

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