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Fishermen adapt to Lake Chad’s demise — for now

Former fishermen around Africa’s shrinking Lake Chad have adapted to their changing surroundings by taking up farming. But a recent study indicates this may not be sustainable if high water levels do not return. Lake Chad, bordered by Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, has a maximum depth of only 11 meters and has shrunk considerably in the last 40 years, largely because of a decrease in rainfall in its southern basin.

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Fishermen adapt to Lake Chad’s demise — for now

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