|Primary inflows||Many small streams|
|Primary outflows||Nijar khola → Karnali River|
|Max. length||5.1 km (3.2 mi)|
|Max. width||2.7 km (1.7 mi)|
|Surface area||9.8 km2 (3.8 sq mi)|
|Average depth||100 km (62 mi)|
|Max. depth||167 m (548 ft)|
|Water volume||0.98 km3 (0.24 cu mi)|
|Surface elevation||2,990 m (9,810 ft)|
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Lake Rara is at an altitude of 2,990 metres (9,810 ft) above sea level covering an area of 9.8 km2 (3.8 sq mi). The lake has a length of 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) and a width of 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) with a maximum depth of 167 metres (548 ft). It flows into the Karnali river via the Nijar river (Nijar Khola).
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Animal life[change | change source]
Many waterfowl spend the winter months in Lake Rara; some of them are gadwall, mallard, northern shoveler, Eurasian teal, tufted duck, common goldeneye, goosander, Eurasian coot and solitary snipe.
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