Khabikki Lake

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Khabikki Lake
کھبکی جھیل
Khabeki Lake view.jpg
LocationSalt Range, Pakistan
Coordinates32°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
TypeSalt lake
Basin countriesPakistan
Max. length2 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface area243 hectares (2.43 km2)
Average depth0.2 to 6 m (0.66 to 19.69 ft)
Surface elevation740 metres (2,430 ft)[1]
Designated22 March 1996[2]

Khabikki Lake (Urdu: کھبکی جھیل‎) is a salt water lake, 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.[citation needed] It is part of Uchhali Wetlands Complex and has been designated a Ramsar site.

The lake is one kilometer wide and two kilometres long. A hill gently ascends on the right side of the lake.

Residence at Khabikki Lake

Khabikki is also the name of a neighboring village. Boats are available, and there are two places to stay. One is a hotel by PTDC and the other is a caravan styled stay by a local, where fresh food and transport is available.

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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)...