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Lake Manych Gudilo

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Basin countries  Russia
Average depth  0.6 m (2 ft 0 in)
Area  344 km²
Mean depth  60 cm
Outflow location  Manych River, Sea of Azov
Surface area  344 km (133 sq mi)
Designated  September 13, 1994
Surface elevation  8 m
Lake type  Salt lake
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Primary outflows  Sea of Azov (via the West Manych River)

Lake Manych-Gudilo (Russian: Ма́ныч-Гуди́ло) is a large saltwater reservoir lake in Kalmykia, Russia. Part of the lake lies also in Rostov Oblast and Stavropol Krai. It has an area of about 344 km² and average depth of only about 0.6 m.

Map of Lake Manych-Gudilo, Kalmykia, Russia, 359022

Lake Manych-Gudilo is the source of the West Manych River, which flows north-west, through a number of reservoirs, falling into the lower Don a short distance upstream from Rostov-on-Don and the Don's fall into the Sea of Azov.

Temperatures in the region through the year can range from -30 °C in winter to 40 °C in summer. The area is also home to many species of birds and is the site of the Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve.

A global sea level rise of roughly 25 metres (80 ft) would cause the ocean surface to be higher than the highest point of an area between the ocean and the Caspian, forming a narrow channel straddling the lake in the area between the Sea of Azov and the Caspian Sea, potentially placing the Caspian Depression area under water.

References

Lake Manych-Gudilo Wikipedia


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