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The Nakuru-Elmenteita basin in the Central Kenya Rift, contains two shallow, alkaline lakes, Lake Nakuru (1770 m above sea level) and Lake Elmenteita (1786 m). Ancient shorelines and lake sediments at ~1940 m suggest that these two lakes formed a single large and deep lake as a result of a wetter climate during the early Holocene. Here, we used a hydrological model to compare the precipitation-evaporation balance during the early Holocene to today. Assuming that the Nakuru-Elmenteita basin wasdoi:10.3929/ethz-b-000035934 fatcat:zzrazl2jm5h7xdtiuzcq44usiu