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Chany, Lakes

General Information

Country Russian Federation
Latitude 54° 50' 0" (54.8333)
Longitude 77° 30' 0" (77.5000)

Physical Characteristics

Description Chany Lakes include both permanent saline and permanent fresh lake habitats.
Volume 4.30 km3
Surface Area 2,500.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 2.0 m
Maximum depth: 6.0 m
Residence Time 0.8 years
Type Saline
Catchment Catchment size: 29.90 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 0:1


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Ramsar Site Name Chany Lakes
Ramsar Designations 1, 5
Species of Concern Russian Red Data Book species: Oxyura leucocephala, Himantopus himantopus and the globally threatened Numenius tenuirostris,a rare passage migrant.

LakeNet Programs

Exchanges Among Environmental Specialists on 20 Lakes in the Former Soviet Union and in Eastern & Central Europe



Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Chany Lakes Ramsar Fact Sheet
ILEC Database

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.
Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The List of Wetlands of International Importance.

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