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 4.67 billion cubic metres (3.79×10^6 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation 4,292 m (14,081 ft)
Official name Zhaling Lake
Designated 12 July 2004
Reference no. 1442[1]

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 km2, with a drainage area of 8161 km2, an elevation of 4292 m, length 35 km and mean width 15 km (max 21.6 m).[2]



  1. ^ "Zhaling Lake". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 479. ISBN 7-03-006706-1.