Gyaring Lake

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Gyaring Lake
Coordinates 34°55′N 97°16′E / 34.917°N 97.267°E / 34.917; 97.267Coordinates: 34°55′N 97°16′E / 34.917°N 97.267°E / 34.917; 97.267
Type Fresh water lake
Primary inflows Yellow River, Kari Qu
Primary outflows Yellow River
Catchment area 8,161 km2 (3,151 sq mi)
Basin countries China
Max. length 35 km (22 mi)
Max. width 21.6 km (13 mi)
Surface area 526 km2 (200 sq mi)
Average depth 8.9 m (29 ft)
Max. depth 13.1 m (43 ft)
Water volume 46.7×108 m3
Surface elevation 4,292 m (14,081 ft)

Gyaring Lake(Tibetan: མཚོ་སྐྱ་རིང་Wylie: mtsho skya ring) or Zhaling Lake (Chinese: 扎陵湖; pinyin: Zhālíng Hú) is a large freshwater lake in the Yellow River catchment in China, it is in the southeast of Qinghai Province.The name of lake means "Long Grey Lake" in Tibetan language. Gyaring Lake is 526 km 2, with a drainage area of 8161 km 2, an elevation of 4292 m, length 35 km and mean width 15 km (max 21.6 m).[1]

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  1. ^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 479. ISBN 7-03-006706-1.