Paravani Lake

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Paravani lake
ფარავნის ტბა
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Paravani lake is located in Samtskhe-Javakheti
Paravani lake
Paravani lake
Paravani lake is located in Georgia (country)
Paravani lake
Paravani lake
Coordinates 41°27′50″N 43°48′50″E / 41.46389°N 43.81389°E / 41.46389; 43.81389Coordinates: 41°27′50″N 43°48′50″E / 41.46389°N 43.81389°E / 41.46389; 43.81389
Primary inflows Shaori, Sabadostskali, Rodionovskis Tskali, precipitation, underground springs
Primary outflows Paravani river
Catchment area 234 km2 (90 sq mi)
Basin countries Georgia
Surface area 37.5 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Average depth 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Max. depth 3.3 m (11 ft)
Water volume 91 km3 (22 cu mi)
Surface elevation 2,073 m (6,801 ft)

Paravani lake (Georgian: ფარავნის ტბა) is a volcanic lake in Georgia, located in Javakheti Plateau between Abul-Samsari and Javakheti Ranges.

Geography and hydrography[edit]

Paravani Lake is located 2,073 m (6,801 ft) above sea level and has a surface area of 37.5 km2 (14.5 sq mi) and a drainage basin of 234 km2 (90 sq mi). Its maximum and average depths are 3.3 m (11 ft) and 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in) respectively. The volume of the lake is 91,000,000 m3 (3.2×109 cu ft). The water level is low during October and November and is high during May and June. The lake is frozen during wintertime and the thickness of the ice ranges from 47 to 73 cm (19 to 29 in).[1]

In addition to the small rivers of Shaori, Sabadostskali, and Rodionovskis Tskali, the lake gets its water from snow, rain, and underground springs.

The Paravani River begins from the southern part of the lake, and connects to the Mtkvari River to the right. The lake is a popular destination for fishing.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Apkhazava, I. Ed. Georgian Encyclopedia. Vol. X. Tbilisi, Georgia: 1985.

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