Kizlyar Bay

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Kizlyar Bay
Кизлярский залив
Bay
Kizlyar Bay is located in Caspian_Sea
Kizlyar Bay
Kizlyar Bay
Coordinates: 44°34′30″N 46°59′58″E / 44.57500°N 46.99944°E / 44.57500; 46.99944
Sea Caspian Sea
Country Russia
Federal subject Dagestan

The Kizlyar Bay (Russian: Кизлярский залив) is a bay of the Caspian Sea that cuts 20 km deep into the Republic of Dagestan. The bay is 40 km wide and has a maximum depth of 4 meters. The Tyuleniy Island lies near the entrance to the bay.[1]

The Kuma, Prorva and Talovka rivers discharge into the bay, reducing the salinity to 5 PPT. The Dagestan Nature Reserve covers the entire area of the gulf, including the island of Morskoy Biryuchok. The hinterland is a low and marshy area of wetlands.[2]

If the plans for the proposed Eurasia Canal, linking the Caspian Sea with the Black Sea, are ever implemented, it will likely have the Kizlyar Bay as its eastern end.

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Coordinates: 44°34′30″N 46°59′58″E / 44.57500°N 46.99944°E / 44.57500; 46.99944