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Lake Ulungur, China

lakeLake Ulungur
countryChina
surface area855 km2
maximum depth12 m
average depth8 m
lake typeSaline, natural
catchment area39,720 km2
altitude478 m
volume7 km3
inflowsUlungur River
shore length205 km
age100000 - 1000000
residence time5,972 days
originTectonic
average discharge14 m3 / sec.

Lake Ulungur Information and Facts

Lake Ulungur is a saline, natural lake that covers a surface area of 855 km2 (331 mi2), has an average depth of 8 meters (27 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet). Lake Ulungur boasts a total water volume of 7 km3 (5,544,474 acre-feet), and has a total shore line of 205 kilometers (128 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 478 meters (1,569 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 39,720 km2 (15,336 mi2) and has a residence time of 5,972 days (17 years). Its main inflows are Ulungur River.