Chott Ech Chergui

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chergui, Chott Ech


a sebkha (closed salt lake) in Algeria, north of the Saharan Atlas Mountains; situated at an elevation of 987 m. Chott Ech Chergui is actually a chain of three lakes joined together by narrow channels that dry up seasonally. The lakes stretch for a total of about 150 km; their width varies from a few kilometers to several dozen kilometers. The salt layer that forms on the surface during dry periods reaches a thickness of several dozen centimeters in some places.

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