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Saimaa

General Information

Description
Country Finland
Latitude 61° 20' 0" (61.3333)
Longitude 28° 20' 0" (28.3333)

Physical Characteristics

Description Saimaa's origins are glacial and tectonic.
Surface Area 1,500.00 km2
Type Fresh
Permanent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations
Species of Concern The Saimaa seal was common at the beginning of the 20th century, but is extremely rare today, with only 200 individuals surviving.

LakeNet Programs

Exchanges Among Environmental Specialists on 20 Lakes in the Former Soviet Union and in Eastern & Central Europe
International Workshop on Management and Sustainable Development of International Lake Basins

Documents

Resources

Aquatic biodiversity, eutrophication & habitat value: cross-analysis of the Baltic Sea & Lake Saimaa, Finland
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.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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