|Location||Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Max. length||24 km|
|Max. width||6 km|
|Surface area||13,468 ha|
|Water volume||0.53 million acre feet|
|Surface elevation||15 metres (49 ft)|
|Designated||July 23, 1976 |
Keenjhar Lake (Urdu: ڪينجهر جھیل Sindhi: ڪينجهر ڍنڍ) commonly called Kalri Lake (Urdu: کلری جھیل ,Sindhi: ڪلڙي ڍنڍ ) is situated in Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan. It is 122 km away from Karachi and 18 km away from the town of Thatta. It is the second largest fresh water lake in Pakistan. It is an important source that provides drinking water to Thatta District and Karachi city.
Keenjhar Lake has been declared a ramsar site and a wildlife sanctuary. It provides a favorable habitat of winter migratory birds like Ducks, Geese, Flamingos, Cormorants, Waders, Herons, Egrets, Ibises, Terns, Coots and Gulls. It has been observed as a breeding area of the Black-crowned Night Heron, the Cotton Pygmy Goose, Purple Swamphen, and Pheasant-tailed Jacana.
Keenjhar Lake is also a popular tourist resort. A large number of people visit it daily from Karachi, Hyderabad and Thatta to enjoy picnic, swimming, fishing, and boating.
- "Ramsar List". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- Restoring Keenjhar Lake, Published in Dawn News on 7th May 2012
- Ramsar Sites in Sindh
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