The Hadejia River (known as kogin Haɗeja in Hausa language) is a river in northern Nigeria and is a part of the Yobe River (Komadugu Yobe). The river flows through Hadejia and Nguru. Water from the river has been held back in a process called damming for the purposes of irrigation. This has reduced the amount of water in the Hadejia-Nguru wetlands, which the river forms along with Nguru Lake. The Hadejia river is now 80% controlled by the Tiga and Challawa Gorge dams in Kano State.
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- "Hadejia". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 2006-12-22.
- Acreman, Michael. "Principles of Water Management for People and the Environment". Aaas.org. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Archived from the original on 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2007-05-13.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Irrigation potential in Africa: A basin approach". United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. 1997. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- "Challawa Gorge Reservoir" (PDF). United Nations Environment Program. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2009-10-03.