Khabikki Lake

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For the village and union council in Pakistan, see Khabaki.
Khabikki Lake
Khabeki Lake.jpg
View from nearby Road
Location Salt Range, Pakistan
Coordinates 32°37′19″N 72°12′51″E / 32.6219°N 72.2141°E / 32.6219; 72.2141Coordinates: 32°37′19″N 72°12′51″E / 32.6219°N 72.2141°E / 32.6219; 72.2141
Type Salt lake
Basin countries Pakistan
Max. length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width 1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface area 243 hectares (2.43 km2)
Average depth 0.2 to 6 m (0.66 to 19.69 ft)
Surface elevation 740 metres (2,430 ft)[1]
Designated 22 March, 1996[2]

Khabikki Lake is a salt water lake, located in the Soan Sakaser Valley[3] in the southern Salt Range area in Khushab District, Punjab, Pakistan. This lake is formed due to the absence of drainage in the range. It is part of Uchhali Wetlands Complex and has been designated a Ramsar site.

The lake is one kilometer wide and two kilometres long. Khabikki is also the name of a neighboring village. Boats are also available and there is a rest house beside the lake. A hill gently ascended on the right side of the lake. The lake and the green area around provide a good scenery. This is a beautiful lake in the mountains and really paints a picture like northern area lakes of Pakistan in summers. Natural beauty is further augmented by rain fall in area. The local people term it a real life line as there is no canal system in the hilly area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Management Plan Uchhali Wetlands Complex" (PDF). ramsar.org. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ramsar List" (PDF). ramsar.org. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ M. Ajmal Khan; Benno Böer; Münir Öztürk (12 May 2014). Sabkha Ecosystems: Volume IV: Cash Crop Halophyte and Biodiversity Conservation. Springer. p. 114. ISBN 978-94-007-7411-7. There are several brackish lakes in the Salt Range in the Punjab (Kalar Kahar in Chakwal District, Khabikki Lake in Soan Sakesar valley)...