Lake Tota

Lake Tota is the largest Andean lake of glacial origin in Colombia. With a water surface of about 60 km 2 and depths between 2 m and 60 m, Lake Tota has a long history of human interventions that dates back to indigenous people and continues today with the communities that develop their economic activities (mainly onion agriculture, tourism, livestock and fish-farming). The Lake is the source of multiple aqueducts and the main supply of the city of Sogamoso as well as of industrial processes such as "Acerias Paz del Rio." The interest in the environmental and hydrological future of the Lake has increased in recent years, mainly due to the potential impacts of climate variability and socio-economic activities that depend on the lake. The Lake has experienced critical declines that are normally associated with El Niño, but also the result of water management practices in the basin. The PEER project is interested in modelling the impacts of climate change and human interventions in the hydrological and environmental future of Lake Tota, incorporating the dynamics of different stakeholders involved in the use of the Lake waters, under different climate change scenarios.

Water Bodies

Meteorological Station Santa Inés
Sample Time:2015-11-07 01:30:00
Temperature:10 °C
Rainfall: 0 cm


In this section you will find all the documents created by the project members, related with the Lake Tota

Hydrologic Graphs

In this section you will find the graphs of the hydrological variables available at "Santa In�s" station, located nearby Lake Tota.

Audiovisual and External Resources


Here you will find news and relevant information about the Lake Tota collected by the project from third party sources.


Here you will find media material about The Lake Tota. (photos and videos), developed by the project.

External Links

Here you will find links to external resources related with The Lake Tota.