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Lake Alakol and Dzhungarian Gate, Kazakhstan

46.1N 81.7E

August 31st, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Kazakhstan - August 30th, 2011

Greenish sediments line the northwestern shores of Lake Alakol, meaning “motley lake” in Turkic, a lake located in the Almaty and Shyghyz provinces, east central Kazakhstan. Its elevation is 347 m above sea level.

The lake is the northwest extension of the region known as the Dzhungarian Gate (Alataw Pass), a narrow valley connects the southern uplands of Kazakhstan with arid northwest China. The Dzhungarian Gate is a fault-bounded valley (see vertical line on the image along the southwest side of the lake) where the elevation of the valley floor is between 350–450 m above sea level and the peaks of the Dzhungarsky Alatau range (lower left) reach 4,463 m above sea level.

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