Chokrak Lake

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Chokrak Lake

 

(also Messir), a salt lake in Crimean Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Located in the northern part of the Kerch’ Peninsula. Chokrak Lake is separated from the Sea of Azov by a sand barrier and has an area of 8.5 sq km. It is fed by seawater and underground water. On the bottom of the lake is a layer of mud 2 to 3 m thick; the mud is used for pelotherapy.

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