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Telmen Lake

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Location  Zavkhan Province
Max. length  28 km (17 mi)
Surface area  194 km (75 sq mi)
Surface elevation  1,789 m
Volume  2.671 km³
Basin countries  Mongolia
Max. width  16 km (9.9 mi)
Max. depth  27 m (89 ft)
Area  194 km²
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Telmen Lake (Mongolian: Тэлмэн нуур) is a saltwater lake in Zavkhan, Mongolia. Three islands are located in the lake, which is a gathering point for migratory birds. The water salinity is 6.49-7.61‰.

Map of Telmen Lake, Mongolia

Average temperature ranges from -32 oC in January to 12 oC in July. From 6,210 to 3,960 years ago, as determined by radiocarbon dating, Lake Telmen was between 15 and 20m shallower than it is at present.

References

Telmen Lake Wikipedia


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