Lake Chany

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Lake Chany
Chany lake.jpg
from space, October 1994
Location Novosibirsk Oblast
Coordinates 54°50′N 77°40′E / 54.833°N 77.667°E / 54.833; 77.667Coordinates: 54°50′N 77°40′E / 54.833°N 77.667°E / 54.833; 77.667
Type Freshwater
Primary inflows Chulym
Basin countries Russia
Max. length 91 km (57 mi)
Max. width 88 km (55 mi)
Surface area 2,000 km2 (770 sq mi)
Average depth 2 m (6.6 ft)
Max. depth 7 m (23 ft)
Surface elevation 106 m (348 ft)
Islands many

Lake Chany (Russian: озеро Чаны) is one of the largest lakes in Russia. It is a shallow, freshwater lake that has a fluctuating water level, which can change from season to season and year to year. A variety of ecosystems that surround the lake include a mixture of wetlands, salt marshes, and a mixture of birch and aspen forests. Lake Chany in particular is critically important for the migratory birds of Siberia.