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Alakol

General Information

Description
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 46° 10' 0" (46.1667)
Longitude 81° 40' 0" (81.6667)

Physical Characteristics

Description Lake Alakol lies in the Lake Balkhash river basin, which has a total of 36 fish species, 23 of which have been introduced. There are two large dams in the river basin.
Surface Area 2,650.00 km2
Origin Tectonic

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations
Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

ILEC Database
Wings Over Kazakstan 98

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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