Shurgol, Yadegarlu & Dorgeh Sangi Lakes

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Shurgol, Yadegarlu & Dorgeh Sangi Lakes

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    2,500 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    37°00'N 45°30'E
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Shurgol, Yadegarlu & Dorgeh Sangi Lakes. 23/06/75; Azarbayjan-e Gharbi; 2,500 ha; 37°00'N 045°30'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. Three physically separate units, each including a lake and associated seasonally flooded marshland. All are fed by a combination of rainfall, runoff, seepage, springs and small streams. Shurgol is brackish to saline and adjoining marshes usually flood seasonally. Yadegarlu is a smaller, freshwater lake, with abundant submerged flora and sedge marshes. Dorgeh Sangi is shallow and fluctuates greatly according to seasonal rainfall. The area is important for the breeding and passage of waterbirds; nesting species include Marbled Teal. The site was placed on the Montreux Record in 1990 due to over-grazing of lakeshore vegetation by domestic livestock, over-grazing of the aquatic vegetation, excessive wildfowl hunting, and the effects of the war and drought at Yadegarlu. Ramsar site no. 45. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
East Azarbaijan

  • National legal designation: 
    • none
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