Paravani Lake

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Paravani lake
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Paravani lake is located in Georgia
Paravani lake
Paravani lake
Paravani lake is located in Samtskhe-Javakheti
Paravani lake
Paravani lake
Coordinates41°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
Native nameფარავნის ტბა
Primary inflowsShaori, Sabadostskali, Rodionovskis Tskali, precipitation, underground springs
Primary outflowsParavani river
Catchment area234 km2 (90 sq mi)
Basin countriesGeorgia
Surface area37.5 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Average depth2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Max. depth3.3 m (11 ft)
Water volume0.091 km3 (0.022 cu mi)
Surface elevation2,073 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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