Tahoua Region, Niger
The 100 m false-colour image of 18 January 2015 shows us Tahoua, one of eight administrative Regions in Niger. The capital of the Region is the Commune of Tahoua. On top of this image we can see a dried up river. Seasonal rains are increasingly unreliable in the Sahel due mainly to climate change. At the left, we see the Gagere river, a tributary leading to the Rima River, Sokoto River and Niger River. In the middle of the image flows the Goulbi de Maradi River, a seasonal river and flows only during the rainy season. Between its source near Katsina in Nigeria, and its end in the Rima River, the Goulbi de Maradi never flows more than 48 kilometres from the Niger–Nigeria border. Though important for agriculture and pastoralism, and flowing through the Niger cities of Maradi, Guidan Roumdji, and Madarounfa.