Lake Hammar


Lake Hammar

Infobox lake
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type = saline lake
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basin_countries = Iraq
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area = 600 - 1,350 km²
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max-depth = 1.8 m (winter)
3.0 m (spring)
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Lake Hammar ( _ar. هور الحمّار, ArTranslit|"Hawr al-Ḥammār") is a saline lake in southeastern part of Iraq. It is located at around coord|30|46|0|N|47|3|0|E|type:waterbody_region:IQ. It has an area of 600-1,350 km². Water level in the lake fluctuates, with maximum depths varying from 1.8 metres (winter) to 3.0 metres (spring). The lake is an important wetland site for birds. The native inhabitants are Marsh Arabs, some of whom occupy villages on artificial, floating islands.

References

* [http://www.edenagain.org/photogal11.html Hammar Marshland information]
* [http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sites/index.html?action=SitHTMDetails.asp&sid=8059&m=0 BirdLife Factsheet: Haur Al Hammar]


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