Water and Environment

A CRATER LAKE IN KASESE IS NOT KNOWN TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

BY ALEX BALUKU

Kidungu crater is found in Kalere village, Kahokya parish in Busongora South Constituency, Kasese district. It is located about 5 kilometers off from Kasese-Bwera Highway.

The locals say the crater used to be filled by rainwater. This reporter could easy believe the assertions because there is no any stream pouring into the crater. It is surrounded by savanna vegetation on both escarpments.

The Local and visitors who visits the unprotected touristic feature sits on small rocks around the area to have an aerial view of the Crater Lake. The Crater contains no fish, the ones that were introduced by humans died according to locals.

PHOTO OF THE SHADOWY CRATER LAKE IN KAHOKYA-KASESE

Animals life inhabiting the area nearly of which is protected wilderness includes bears, owls, frogs, wild birds and others are not known.

The community members staying around the crater believe that if government and none governmental organizations rehabilitate it, it can be of importance especially to the peasants who risk practicing agriculture in the area that receives little rainfall.

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