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General Information

Description Some fish in Lake Dojran are still caught in an old fashion way using cormorant birds. From wooden huts on stakes situated in the water, fishermen use trained birds to drive schools of fish into a trap. Lake Dojran is the warmest lake in Macedonia.
Country Greece
Latitude 41° 13' 11" (41.2200)
Longitude 22° 45' 0" (22.7500)

Physical Characteristics

Surface Area 43.10 km2
Depth Mean depth: 10.0 m
Origin Tectonic
Type Permanent


Economic Value Lake Dojran is popular with foreign sport fishermen.
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Issues Lake Dojran's lake levels were reduced by heavy diversion for irrigation prior to 1988. Lowered lake levels caused increases in water temperature.
Other Issues Irrigation
Nutrient pollution

Biodiversity Conservation

Description Many endemic algae species have apparently disappeared as a result of reduced water levels and increased water temperatures.
Species of Concern

LakeNet Programs

International Workshop on Management and Sustainable Development of International Lake Basins


4/7/2005 - Disappearing Lakes, Shrinking Seas

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