Lake Sarysu

Coordinates: 40°02′50″N 48°10′22″E / 40.04722°N 48.17278°E / 40.04722; 48.17278
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Lake Sarysu
LocationImishli Rayon
Sabirabad Rayon
Coordinates40°02′50″N 48°10′22″E / 40.04722°N 48.17278°E / 40.04722; 48.17278
TypeMeromictic lake, wetland
Primary inflowsLake Ağgöl
Primary outflowsKura River
Catchment areaEndorheic basin
Basin countriesAzerbaijan
Max. length22 km (14 mi)
Max. width3 km (1.9 mi)
Surface area65.7 km2 (25.4 sq mi)
Average depth22 m (72 ft)
Max. depth6 km (3.7 mi)
Water volume60 million m3 (2.1 billion cu ft)
Shore length10.9 m (2 ft 11 in)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Sarysu (Azerbaijani: Sarısu meaning "Yellow Lake") is the largest lake of Azerbaijan. It is located in the Imishli and Sabirabad rayons (districts) of the Kur-Araz Lowland.[1]

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Sarysu lake lies next to the Kura River from Imishli Rayon southeast to Sabirabad Rayon. It reaches a total length of 22 km (14 mi). It is one of the four lakes present in the area. The water in the lake is fresh water. The lake inflows from Lake Ağgöl through a canal. It is also filled by groundwater and rain. It outflows to the Kura River. The outflow to Kura is regulated by a water-releasing station in Muradbəyli.[2]

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