Lake Palas Tuzla
|Lake Palas Tuzla|
Palas Tuzla Gölü
Aerial view of Lake Palas Tuzla.
|Surface area||25 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||1,054 m (3,458 ft)|
The lake is situated in the Palas neighborhood of Sarıoğlan district in Kayseri province. It is 60 km (37 mi) away from the city of Kayseri. The lake is at the center of a closed basin. Its elevation is 1,054 m (3,458 ft) above mean sea level. The surface area is 25–35 km2 (9.7–13.5 sq mi). It is fed by five creeks. During the dry season, the lake basin is covered by a 10 cm (4 in) layer of salt. The lake is the site of a salt works.
The surrounding area of the lake is a wetland, which is located on bird migration routes and habitat of some endemic flora. The wetland was declared a natural protected area of first degree on June 26, 2009.
- "Palas Gölü - Kayseri" (in Turkish). Türkiye Sulak Alanları. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
- "Palas Tuzla Gölü" (in Turkish). Palas Kasabası. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
- "Lake Tuzla Palas Wetkand" (PDF). Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs - General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks. Retrieved 2017-02-03.