The lake receives most of its water from direct precipitation. Its largest influent is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. The only river to leave the lake (flowing north) the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile"), leaves at Jinja, Uganda, on the lake's north shore. Lake Victoria is relatively shallow. It has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 20 meters (66 ft).
Lake Victoria Facts - History