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Shkodra (Skadar)

General Information

Description
Country Albania
Montenegro
Lake Region Balkan Lakes

Physical Characteristics

Description Lake Shkodra is 44 km long and 14 km wide.
Surface Area 372.30 km2
Depth Mean depth: 10.0 m
Maximum depth: 44.0 m
Origin Tectonic
Type Fresh
Permanent
Natural
Catchment Catchment size: 5,490.00 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 15:1

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Watershed Action Plan Not applicable
Sub-basin Action Plan Not applicable
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations
Species of Concern

LakeNet Programs

Exchanges Among Environmental Specialists on 20 Lakes in the Former Soviet Union and in Eastern & Central Europe
International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network

Documents

Resources

Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
ILEC Database

Additional Data Sources

International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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