Khabikki Lake

Khabikki Lake
کھبکی جھیل
Location Salt Range, Pakistan
Coordinates 32°37′19″N 72°12′51″E / 32.6219°N 72.2141°E / 32.6219; 72.2141Coordinates: 32°37′19″N 72°12′51″E / 32.6219°N 72.2141°E / 32.6219; 72.2141
Type Salt lake
Basin countries Pakistan
Max. length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width 1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface area 243 hectares (2.43 km2)
Average depth 0.2 to 6 m (0.66 to 19.69 ft)
Surface elevation 740 metres (2,430 ft)[1]
Designated 22 March 1996[2]

Khabikki Lake (Urdu: کھبکی جھیل) is a salt water lake, in the Soan Sakaser Valley[3] in the southern Salt Range area in Khushab District, Punjab, Pakistan. This lake is formed due to the absence of drainage in the range. It is part of Uchhali Wetlands Complex and has been designated a Ramsar site.

The lake is one kilometer wide and two kilometres long. A hill gently ascends on the right side of the lake.

Khabikki is also the name of a neighboring village. Boats are available, and there are two places to stay. One is a hotel by PTDC and the other is a caravan styled stay by a local, where fresh food and transport is available.

See also

References

  1. "Management Plan Uchhali Wetlands Complex" (PDF). ramsar.org. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. "Ramsar List" (PDF). ramsar.org. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. M. Ajmal Khan; Benno Böer; Münir Öztürk (12 May 2014). Sabkha Ecosystems: Volume IV: Cash Crop Halophyte and Biodiversity Conservation. Springer. p. 114. ISBN 978-94-007-7411-7. There are several brackish lakes in the Salt Range in the Punjab (Kalar Kahar in Chakwal District, Khabikki Lake in Soan Sakesar valley)...
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