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Amirkelayeh

General Information

Description Amirkelayeh Lake is a deep freshwater lake supporting extensive reedbeds and a rich floating and submerged vegetation. The lake is fed by springs and run-off and at times of high water level, drains into the Caspian Sea.
Country Iran
Latitude 37° 16' 59" (37.2833)
Longitude 50° 12' 0" (50.2000)
State

Physical Characteristics

Description
Trophic State Eutrophic
Type Fresh
Permanent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value The lake is important for irrigation. Past human activities have included intensive duck hunting, which is now banned.
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities

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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