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|
Khar Lake (Mongolian: Хар нуур, lit. "black lake"), also known as Ha-la Hu, Hara Nuur, Har Nuur, Khara Nur, Khar Nuur, and Ozero Kara-Nor, is located in the Khovd aimag (province) in western Mongolia's Great Lakes Depression. 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.
It should be distinguished from the similarly named Khar Lake (Zavkhan), further east in Mongolia
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.
- "Surface Water of Mongolia", Gombo Davaa, Dambaravjaa Oyunbaatar, Michiaki Sugita