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Arpi

General Information

Description Settlements in the Lake Arpi area date back to the eighth century B.C.
Country Armenia
Latitude 41° 3' 0" (41.0500)
Longitude 43° 37' 0" (43.6167)
State
River Basin Kura-Araks

Maps

 Lakes of Armenia

Physical Characteristics

Description
Surface Area 450.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 2.6 m
Type Saline
Permanent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues Artificial increases in the lake level have reduced rich aquatic vegetation with reedbeds.
Other Issues Lake Levels (water quantity)
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations Ramsar Site
Species of Concern Endangered waterfowl (Red Data Book) occuring "rather frequently" includes dalmatian pelican (Pelekanus crispus), black stork (Ciconia nigra, see photo at top of lake profile), common shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) and common crane (Grus grus).

Organizations

Armenia Ministry of Nature Protection

Documents

Resources

State of the Environment: Lake Arpi

News

10/21/2003 - Armenia's vanishing forests

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