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This question was asked by: Mr. David Zaslow

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I am interested to know the quantity of Water Hyacinth that is infesting Lake Victoria. I would like to know what percent of the Lake surface is currently covered with Hyacinth.


KARI coordinated the Lake Victoria Environment Management Project (LVEMP) between 2003 and 2006. After that the project reverted to the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources. As such KARI doesn’t have any current information on the levels of water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria.

We therefore refer you to the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources for current information. (09-Oct-2009)