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Lake Titicaca

Mapping

Source: TOI

 Context: Lake Titicaca, situated in the Andes on the border between Bolivia and Peru, is facing historic low water levels, only 10 inches away from its all-time low recorded in 1996.

Climate change is identified as the primary cause of this decline, resulting in less rainfall and a diminishing shoreline.

Lake Titicaca is one of South America’s largest and most ancient lakes and the world’s highest navigable lake. It is the birthplace of the Incas. Its waters are famously still and brightly reflective. Around it is Titicaca National Reserve, sheltering rare aquatic wildlife such as giant frogs.