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Chott el Hodna

General Information

Description Chott el Hodna is a shallow brackish lake in north-central Algeria.
Country Algeria
Latitude 35° 18' 0" (35.3000)
Longitude 4° 40' 0" (4.6667)
State

Maps

 Map of waterbodies in Algeria

Physical Characteristics

Description
Type Brackish
Intermittent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues Overexploitation of water, salt, sand and soil are all threats to Chott El Hodna. Deforestation for firewood is causing polluted runoff rich in nutrients and sediments.
Other Issues Lake Levels (water quantity)
Nutrient pollution
Over-grazing
Toxics
Specific Contaminants Industrial
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Ramsar Site Name Chott el Hodna
Ramsar Designations 1, 3, 7
Species of Concern

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