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Batur

General Information

Description Batur Lake lies in northeast Bali and is the largest and deepest confined volcanic lake in Bali. The lake's watershed is the volcano's entire caldera.
Country Indonesia
Latitude -8° 15' 0" (-8.2500)
Longitude 115° 24' 0" (115.4000)
State

Physical Characteristics

Description Batur Lake is a caldera lake, lying within collapsed volcanic walls.
Volume 0.82 km3
Depth Maximum depth: 88.0 m
Origin Volcanic
Type Permanent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value The lake is used as a fishery. The volcano is also a popular hiking area.
Major Cities

Watershed Management

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Biodiversity Conservation

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Species of Concern

LakeNet Programs

Indonesian Lakes Forum Meetings

Documents

Resources

Limnology in Developing Countries Volume 3
Research at Lake Batur

Additional Data Sources

Wetzel, R.G. and B. Gopal. 1999. Limnology in Developing Countries. Volume 2. International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology.

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