Lake Sapanca

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Lake Sapanca
Sapanca Gölü
Lake Sapanca.jpg
Location Sapanca
Coordinates 40°43′N 30°15′E / 40.717°N 30.250°E / 40.717; 30.250Coordinates: 40°43′N 30°15′E / 40.717°N 30.250°E / 40.717; 30.250
Catchment area 251 km2 (97 sq mi)
Basin countries Turkey
Surface area 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Max. depth 52 m (171 ft)

Lake Sapanca (Turkish: Sapanca Gölü) is a fresh water lake in Turkey, between the Gulf of İzmit and the Adapazarı Meadow. The lake has a catchment area of 251 km², surface area is 45 km², a length 16 km east-west / 5 km north-south, and a maximum depth of 52 m.[1] Lake Sapanca, Turkey

Sapanca Lake is located on a tectonic hole, which is situated between Izmit Bay and Adapazari Meadow and runs parallel to Iznik Lake.

The catchment area of Lake Sapanca - about 251 km2 [km²] - is surrounded by mountains in the south and small hills in the north. Water is taken from the Lake for domestic and industrial needs.

The region around Sapanca has become a destination for day trips and weekend vacations.[citation needed]

List of fish in the Lake Sapanca[edit]

Anguillidae

Atherinidae

Clupeidae

Cobitidae

Cyprinidae

Esocidae

Gobiidae

Centrarchidae

Percidae

Petromyzontidae

Salmonidae

Siluridae

Syngnathidae

http://www.fisheriessciences.com/tur/Journal/vol1/issue3/jfscom2007018.pdf

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