Victoria Nile

Victoria Nile, river, section of the White Nile, c.260 mi (420 km) long, central Uganda, E central Africa. It drains from the northern end of Lake Victoria at Jinja and flows generally north and west, over Ripon Falls and Owen Falls (both now submerged), through shallow Lake Kyoga, and thence over Kabalega (formerly Murchison) Falls to Lake Albert. Hydroelectric plants are located at Owen and Kabalega falls. The river is navigable from Lake Albert to Kabalega Falls.

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