Gavkhouni Lake and marshes of the lower Zaindeh Rud

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Gavkhouni Lake and marshes of the lower Zaindeh Rud

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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  • Area: 
    43,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    32°20'N 52°46'E
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Gavkhouni Lake & marshes of the lower Zaindeh Rud. 23/06/75; Isfahan; 43,000 ha; 32°20'N 052°47'E. Gavkhouni is a brackish lake with limited reed vegetation, and both it and the marshes of the lower Zaindeh Rud River are subject to wide seasonal flood fluctuations. Much of the original marshland has been converted to agricultural use to take advantage of the rich alluvial soil. The site is important for staging and wintering for several species of migratory waterbirds. The site is impressive in its desert situation. Ramsar site no. 53. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

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