Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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30o 14.00' East 40o 43.00' North
A1, A4ii, A4iii, B1i
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description A freshwater lake (max. depth 61 m) formerly connected to the Sea of Marmara and fed by the Sakarya river. Arable land, fruit orchards and extensive Populus plantations surround the lake. Narrow reedbeds (Phragmites) fringe most of its shores; only at the eastern end does substantial marsh vegetation occur. Lake water is abstracted for industrial use.
Key Biodiversity The site is important for wintering wildfowl.