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Towuti, Danau

General Information

Country Indonesia
Latitude -2° 45' 0" (-2.7500)
Longitude 121° 30' 0" (121.5000)
Lake Region Malili Lakes

Physical Characteristics

Description The Tominanga River feeds into Lake Towuti from Lake Mahalona. These two lakes are separated by a span of rapids along the river.
Surface Area 560.00 km2
Depth Maximum depth: 203.0 m
Origin Tectonic
Type Fresh


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
WWF Global 200
Species of Concern

LakeNet Programs

Indonesian Lakes Forum Meetings



Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Bulletin of the Aquatic Conservation Network - Malili Lakes
Central Sulawesi Lakes: WWF Global 200 Ecoregions
The biodiversity & management strategy of endemic fish species in Lake Towuti

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.

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