Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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29o 46.00' East 37o 40.00' North
A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description A small salt-lake of tectonic origin bordered by mountains to the north and agricultural lands to the south, east and west. It is fed by a number of small streams; reedbeds (Phragmites) have developed at the inflows. During the last decade the lake has been almost permanently dry, with a maximum of 5% flooded at the deepest points during March 1994.
Key Biodiversity The IBA has supported large numbers of wildfowl in the past. Recent counts have been low due to falling water-levels.