Batalpashinskii Lakes

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Batalpashinskii Lakes

 

Bol’shoe and Maloe, salt lakes in the Karachai-Cherkess AO in the Stavropol’ Krai of the RFSFR, 18 km east of the city of Cherkessk. The area of the two lakes is approximately 11 sq km. They are situated at the watershed of the Kuban’ and Kuma rivers (at a height of 600 m). They are distinguished by their fluctuating water levels. There is salt sedimentation (mirabilite) during the cold season.

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