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Patos Lagoon

General Information

Description
Country Brazil
Latitude -31° 6' 0" (-31.1000)
Longitude -51° 15' 0" (-51.2500)
State

Physical Characteristics

Description
Surface Area 10,140.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 5.0 m
Origin Shorelines
Type Brackish
Permanent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations
Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

Brazilian National Resources Policy: Law No. 9433, Jan. 1997.
ILEC Database

Additional Data Sources

Herdendorf, C. 1982. Large lakes of the world. Journal of Great Lakes Research 8:379-412.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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