Lake Sasykkol

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Sasykkol Lake
Сасықкөл
Alakol and Sasykkol.jpg
Lakes Sasykkol (left) and Alakol in 2003
Coordinates 46°35′0″N 81°0′0″E / 46.58333°N 81.00000°E / 46.58333; 81.00000Coordinates: 46°35′0″N 81°0′0″E / 46.58333°N 81.00000°E / 46.58333; 81.00000
Basin countries Kazakhstan
Surface area 600 km2 (230 sq mi)
Max: 736 km2 (284 sq mi)
Average depth 3.3 m (11 ft)
Max. depth 4.7 m (15 ft)

Sasykkol Lake (Kazakh: Сасықкөл) is a lake in eastern part of Kazakhstan. It is located at around 46°35′0″N 81°0′0″E / 46.58333°N 81.00000°E / 46.58333; 81.00000. It has an area of 600 km² (736 km² when water level in the lake is high), average depth of 3.3 m and maximum depth of 4.7 m. Fishery on the lake is common. The Mute Swan, Whooper Swan and Spoonbill can be found here.

Lake Sasykkol is part of the Alakol Biosphere Reserve, designated by UNESCO as part of its Man and the Biosphere Programme in 2013.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alakol". World Network of Biosphere Reserves Directory. UNESCO. Retrieved 31 May 2016.