Khar Lake (Khovd)
The western shore of Khar Nuur
|Location||Great Lakes Depression, Western Mongolia|
|Primary inflows||Chono Kharaikh Gol|
|Primary outflows||Teeliin Gol|
|Catchment area||76,800 km2 (29,700 sq mi)|
|Basin countries||Mongolia, Russia|
|Max. length||37 km (23 mi)|
|Max. width||24 km (15 mi)|
|Surface area||575 km2 (222 sq mi)|
|Average depth||4.2 m (14 ft)|
|Max. depth||7 m (23 ft)|
|Water volume||2.422 km3 (0.581 cu mi)|
|Residence time||1.7 years|
|Surface elevation||1,132.3 m (3,715 ft)|
|Frozen||December - April|
It is also known as Ha-la Hu, Hara Nuur, Har Nuur, Khara Nur, Khar Nuur, and Ozero Kara-Nor
It should be distinguished from the similarly named Khar Lake (Zavkhan), another lake further east in Mongolia.
It is part of a group of lakes that were once part of a larger prehistoric lake that disappeared 5,000 years ago as the region became drier.
Some sources are using different Khar Lake statistics values:
- Water level: 1,134.08 m
- Surface area: 565.2 km²
- Average depth: 4.14 m
- Volume: 2.34 km³.
|Surface input||Surface output||Groundwater
Khar Lake has a connection to Dörgön Nuur south of it.
- includes 74,500 km² of Khar-Us Nuur lake catchment area
- Russian part of the catchment area belongs to the Khar-Us Nuur lake catchment area.
- Geody. "Ha-la Hu / Hara Nuur / Har Nuur / Khara Nur / Khar Nuur / Ozero Kara-Nor, Mongolia, Earth - Geody". www.geody.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
- "Surface Water of Mongolia", Gombo Davaa, Dambaravjaa Oyunbaatar, Michiaki Sugita