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Lake Balkhash, in Kazakhstan, is the largest moderately saline lake of Central Asia. The lake has a surface area of over 16 000 km2, a length of 600 km and its width varies from five to 70 km. Its drainage basin of approximately 413.000 km2 is situated in southeastern Kazakhstan (85%) and northwestern China (15%). The western half of the Lake is freshwater, while the eastern half is salt water. The average depth of the lake is six metres, though its maximum depth reaches 26 metres.
Published in Lake Balkash
Monday, 21 November 2011 14:53

Mar Chiquita, un humedal excepcional

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La laguna Mar Chiquita, en el noreste de la provincia de Córdoba, es el mayor lago de Argentina y el quinto lago salino del mundo. Constituye un área de gran riqueza en biodiversidad y uno de los atractivos turísticos mas importantes del centro de Argentina. Junto con los Bañados del Río Dulce constituyen un humedal de grandes dimensiones (uno de los mayores del mundo) y una nota muy singular del paisaje de la región pampeana argentina.

Published in Lago Mar Chiquita
Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:21

Ramsar site : Manipur's Loktak Lake

Published in Chindwin
Sunday, 07 July 2013 11:32

Salt Lake Baskunchak

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The Lake Tuz SEPA was declared by the Decision of Cabinet of Ministers numbered 2000/1381 dated 14.09.2000. The Lake Tuz protected area is within the borders of three provinces namely, Ankara, Konya, and Aksaray. The Lake Tuz is the second largest lake in Turkey after Lake Van which is mainly fed by undergroundwater. Being a tectonic originated site, the area is located in a closed large basin called Konya basin.
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The overarching goal of SuMaRiO is to support oasis management along the Tarim River under conditions of climatic and societal changes. A main result envisaged is to develop an indicator-based Decision Support System (DSS) that allows a Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) within regional planning. This SIA will take into account the perspectives of all relevant actors and consider relevant Ecosystem Services (ESS) ...

Published in Tarim He

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