Hadejia River

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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).[1] The river flows through Hadejia[1] 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,[2] 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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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hadejia". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 2006-12-22.
  2. 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.

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