Ngoring Lake

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Ngoring Lake
Coordinates34°54′N 97°42′E / 34.900°N 97.700°E / 34.900; 97.700Coordinates: 34°54′N 97°42′E / 34.900°N 97.700°E / 34.900; 97.700
TypeFresh water lake
Primary inflowsYellow River, Lena Qu
Primary outflowsYellow River
Catchment area18,188 km2 (7,022 sq mi)
Basin countriesChina
Max. length32.3 km (20 mi)
Max. width31.6 km (20 mi)
Surface area610.7 km2 (200 sq mi)
Average depth17.6 m (58 ft)
Max. depth30.7 m (101 ft)
Surface elevation4,268 m (14,003 ft)
Official nameEling Lake
Designated7 December 2004
Reference no.1436[1]

Ngoring LakeTibetan: མཚོ་སྔོ་རིང་, Wylie: mtsho sngo ring)or Ngoreng Lake (Tibetan: མཚོ་སྔོ་རེངས, Wylie: mtsho sngo rengs) or Eling Lake (Chinese: 鄂陵湖; pinyin: èlíng Hú) is a large freshwater lake in the Yellow River catchment, it is in the southeast of Qinghai Province.The name of lake means "Long Blue Lake" in Tibetan language. Ngoring Lake is 610.7 km 2, with a drainage area of 18,188 km 2, an elevation of 4268 m, length 32.3 km and mean width 18.9 km (max 31.6 m).[2]


  1. ^ "Eling Lake". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 477. ISBN 7-03-006706-1.