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Lake Lacha

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Primary outflows  Onega River
Catchment area  12,600 km²
Surface elevation  117 m
Volume  0.55 km³
Inflow source  Svid River
Basin countries  Russia
Area  334 km²
Mean depth  1.6 m
Outflow location  Onega River
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Primary inflows  Svid River, Lyokshma River
Surface area  334 square kilometres (129 sq mi)

Lake Lacha (Russian: Ла́ча, Ла́че) is a freshwater lake, located in the south of Kargopolsky District of Arkhangelsk Oblast in Russia, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south of the town of Kargopol. It is the largest lake in Arkhangelsk Oblast, with a surface area of 334 square kilometres (129 sq mi) and a basin area of 12,600 square kilometres (4,900 sq mi). Lake Lacha is the source of the Onega River, one of the major waterways of the White Sea basin.

Map of Lake Lacha, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia

The etymological origin of the name is unclear.

The river basin of Lake Lacha includes the southern and western parts of Kargopolsky District of Arkhangelsk Oblast, as well as north-west of Vologda Oblast. In particular, it includes two of the biggest lakes of Arkhangelsk and Vologda Oblasts, Lake Vozhe and Lake Lyokshmozero. The southern part of the Kenozersky National Park also drains into Lake Lacha.

The stretch between Kargopol and the lake is navigable, however, neither the Svid River upstream from the lake nor the Onega River downstream are navigable because of the rapids. There are occasional recreational boat trips from Kargopol to the lake but no passenger or cargo navigation.

Several villages are located on or close to the banks, including Morshchikhinskaya, Tobolkino, and Filosofskaya. The latter pair are located on the road connecting Kargopol with Lipin Bor via Sovza. Another unpaved road runs from Kargopol along the right bank of the Onega to the lake and then to the village of Bolshaya Kondratovskaya, several kilometers from the lakeshore.

References

Lake Lacha Wikipedia


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