Victoria Nile

Victoria Nile
upper course of the Nile, flowing from Lake Victoria into Lake Albert: c. 250 mi (402 km)

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River that forms the upper section of the Nile River.

Some 260 mi (420 km) long, it issues from the northern end of Lake Victoria, then flows over the Owen Falls Dam, through Lake Kyoga, and over Kabalega Falls (118 ft [36 m]) before entering the northeastern corner of Lake Albert. It is about 300 mi (480 km) long.

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      river that forms the upper section of the Nile River and issues from the northern end of Lake Victoria (Victoria, Lake) at Ripon Falls (now submerged), west of Jinja, Ugan. (Uganda) The river flows 260 miles (420 km) northwest over the Nalubaale and Kiira dams at Owen Falls, through Lake Kyoga (Kyoga Lake), and past Masindi Port and Atura. In its lower course the Victoria Nile is impeded by a series of rapids culminating in the Kabalega (Murchison Falls) (Murchison) Falls on the edge of the Western Rift Valley. At the northern end of Lake Albert (Albert, Lake) (Lake Mobutu Sese Seko) it forms a swampy estuary. Navigation is possible only on Lake Kyoga between Namasagali and Masindi Port.

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