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Ohrid Lake, MK/AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member darkMS
N 41° 06.876 E 020° 47.513
34T E 482527 N 4551499
Quick Description: It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem with more than 200 endemic species that is of worldwide importance.
Location: Macedonia
Date Posted: 3/5/2012 1:49:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMDX8E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
Views: 10

Long Description:
Ohrid lake is the deepest lake of the Balkans, with a maximum depth of 288 m (940 ft) and a mean depth of 155 m (508 ft). It covers an area of 358 km² (138 sq mi), containing an estimated 55.4 km³ of water. Shoreline is shared between Macedonia and Albania.

The lake drains an area of around 2600 km² and is fed primarily by underground springs on the eastern shore (about 50% of total inflow), with roughly 25% shares from rivers and direct precipitation. Over 20% of the lake's water comes from nearby Lake Prespa, about 10 km (6.2 mi) to the southeast and at 150 m higher altitude than Lake Ohrid. The water leaves Lake Prespa trickling through underground watercourses in the karstic landscape, where it is joined by mountain range precipitation and eventually emerges in numerous springs along the eastern shore and below the water surface of Lake Ohrid. The water leaves Lake Ohrid by evaporation (~40%) and through its only outlet, the Black Drin River, which flows in a northerly direction into Albania and thus to the Adriatic Sea.
Lake Type: Rift lake

Coordinates location: Fortress above town of Ohrid

Max. Length: 30 km

Max. Width: 15 km

Max. Depth: 288 m

Surface area: 358 sq km

Parking / trail head: Not Listed

Website: Not listed

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