Chukchagir Lake

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Chukchagir Lake

 

a lake in the basin of the Amgun’ River (a left tributary of the Amur), in Khabarovsk Krai, RSFSR. Chukchagir Lake has an area of 366 sq km, an average depth of 2 m, and a maximum depth of 6 m. It has a winding shoreline, and its northern shores are low and swampy. The islands of Godban’ki and Dzhalu divide the lake into three parts. The lake is fed by precipitation and groundwater and is drained by the Ol’dzhikan River, a tributary of the Amgun’. Chukchagir Lake freezes over in late October or early November, and the ice breaks up in May.

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