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Sambhar

General Information

Description
Country India
Latitude 27° 0' 0" (27.0000)
Longitude 75° 0' 0" (75.0000)
State

Physical Characteristics

Description
Surface Area 240.00 km2
Type Saline
Intermittent

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues A large portion of the lake area is used for salt production. Siltation is occuring within the lake due to desertification occuring within lake watershed.
Other Issues Erosion
Lake Levels (water quantity)
Over-grazing
Salts
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description Sambhar is an important wintering site for a variety of bird species including flamingoes.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Sambhar Lake Ramsar Fact Sheet

News

1/13/1999 - India's Ramsar sites under threat

Additional Data Sources

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.

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