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Satellite image of Lake Beyşehir
|Max. length||45 km (28 mi)|
|Max. width||20 km (12 mi)|
|Surface area||650.00 km2 (250.97 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||1,123 m (3,684 ft)|
Lake Beyşehir (Turkish: Beyşehir Gölü) is a large freshwater lake in Isparta and Konya provinces, southwestern part of Turkey. It is located at around . It has an area of 650.00 km² and is 45 km long and 20 km wide. It carries the same name as the principal urban centre of its region, Beyşehir.
The water level in the lake often fluctuates by year and by season. Lake Beyşehir is used for irrigation, although it is also a national park. There are thirty-two islets in varying sizes in the lake. Lake Beyşehir is also an important site for many bird species.
The maximum depth is 10 metres.
Water in the lake was at its lowest level during the period 1960-1990 in October 1975 at 1121.96 metres, with 64,500 hectares of water surface. The highest water level in the same period was 1125.50 metres in March 1981, with a surface area of 74,600 hectares.
The Sultan mountains and streams and creeks from the Anamas mountains feed the lake, while precipitation also contributes to the lake. Feeding the lake, which streams a total of 27 pieces from the most important ones; Çarıksaray Deresi in the north, west Ozan River in the south of Pinar Plato (Sarıöz Brook), thermal Tea, blackthorn, with Soğuksu province is a river.
The emptying of the lake, the lake located in the west of the north-south direction into a region of Manavgat water to move through Duden, water use for agricultural purposes and are carried out through evaporation.
Regions and rivers are scattered in dense reeds where the east and north coasts are abundant nutritious character. However, a large part is ecologically nutritious medium.
Lakes Region in terms of aquaculture production is the most important lake. Carp primarily to Akbalık, Flower Fish, Gövce, Sarıbalık fish species that are found in the lake and the mud to.
As climatic characteristics the lake area, the Mediterranean and the transition between climatic features İçanadolu shows. Partially or completely frozen lake surface in winter because the birds are not in a good area for wintering. However, ducks and divers in the months of September and October groups constitute more than ten thousand. With the addition of the end of October and goose sakarmeke the total bird population in the lake 50000 passes. Some years this number will reach several times.
Importance as an area of Lake Beyşehir incubation is known since the 1930s. Dalmatian Pelican Lake's first known incubation colonies Beyşehir islands have been identified. Islands, hunting pressure and human activities due to being relatively distant cormorants, balıkçıllar, gulls and nutrition for predators is important as a breeding area. Differential, indicating eutrophic character and rich in aquatic creatures, and the southwestern coast of the eastern tip of the reeds, divers, wild ducks and incubation space for fishers creates a good nutrition is an area at the same time.
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