Lake Milh

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Lake Milh
Lake milh.jpg
From space, June 1996
Coordinates 32°45′N 43°38′E / 32.750°N 43.633°E / 32.750; 43.633Coordinates: 32°45′N 43°38′E / 32.750°N 43.633°E / 32.750; 43.633
Type Saline
Primary inflows Canal from Euphrates River
Basin countries Iraq

Lake Milh (Arabic: بحيرة ملح‎, literally Sea of Salt, pronounced Bahr al-Milh) is located a few miles west of Karbala, Iraq (32°45′N 43°38′E / 32.750°N 43.633°E / 32.750; 43.633). It is alternately called Lake Razazah (Arabic: بحيرة الرزازة‎). Lake Milh is a depression into which excess water from the Euphrates River is diverted by a controlled escape channel or canal. The lake is rather shallow and water levels change with the seasons. Due to the salts and the changing water levels, few recreational areas exist around the lake.

A more recent satellite image of Lake Milh, taken from the program World Wind.