Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Issyk-Kul Lake
Type Lake
Salinity brackish
Other Names Lake Ysyk
Location
Alatau Mountains, Kyrgystan 43° N 42° S - 76° E 79° E
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Size Ref
River Length Area 6100 km2 Drainage Area
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth 700 m Ref 43072
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description Ysyk-Kol Lake is a large mountain lake with clear, slightly saline waters in the Alatau Mountains. The lake is fed by many streams but drained by none. It has a surface elevation of 1,607 meters.
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Species Families Species Families Reference
22 8
Casal, Christine Marie V. on 07.10.03
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
Checked by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 06.07.12
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