Ulansuhai Nur

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Ulansuhai Nur
Coordinates 40°56′N 108°52′E / 40.933°N 108.867°E / 40.933; 108.867Coordinates: 40°56′N 108°52′E / 40.933°N 108.867°E / 40.933; 108.867
Lake type Fresh water lake
Catchment area 11,800 km2 (4,600 sq mi)
Basin countries China
Max. length 35.4 km (22 mi)
Max. width 12.7 km (8 mi)
Surface area 233 km2 (100 sq mi)
Average depth 1.12 m (4 ft)
Max. depth 2.5 m (8 ft)
Water volume 328×10^6 m3 (11.6×10^9 cu ft)
Surface elevation 1,018.79 m (3,342 ft)
Settlements Urad Front Banner

Ulansuhai Nur or WuliangsuhaiChinese: 乌梁素海; pinyin: Wūliángsù Hǎi)is a freshwater lake in China, it is located in southwest of Inner Mongolia, situated in the north bank of the middle reaches of Yellow River. The lake is 233 km 2, with a drainage area of 11,800 km 2, an elevation of 1018.79 m, length 35.4 km and mean width 6.6 km (max 12.7 m).[1] The lake is rich in fish. Ulansuhai Nur is a rare big multi-functional lake in this desolate and drought-stricken grassland. The area of bulrush is 150 square kilometers and there are nearly 200 species of birds and over 20 kinds of fish in the lake area.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 320. ISBN 7-03-006706-1. 
  2. ^ Wuliangsuhai Tourist Resort at WebCite (archived 2011-11-23)