Lugu Lake

lake in Sichuan and Yunnan, People's Republic of China

Lugu Lake (simplified Chinese: 泸沽湖; traditional Chinese: 瀘沽湖; pinyin: Lúgū Hú) is a lake in the Yunnan plateau in China. The lake is part of the border between Ninglang County, Yunnan and Yanyuan County, Sichuan. It is an alpine lake. Because it is at an elevation of 2,685 metres (8,809 ft), it is the highest lake in all of Yunnan. The lake is surrounded by mountains. It has five islands, four peninsulas, fourteen bays, and seventeen beaches.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Lugu Lake
Lugu Lake view from cable car, August 2018 (2).jpg
A view of Lugu Lake from a cable car
Lugu Lake is located in Sichuan
Lugu Lake
Lugu Lake
Location in Sichuan
Lugu Lake is located in Yunnan
Lugu Lake
Lugu Lake
Location in Yunnan
Location
Coordinates27°42′N 100°48′E / 27.7°N 100.8°E / 27.7; 100.8Coordinates: 27°42′N 100°48′E / 27.7°N 100.8°E / 27.7; 100.8
Primary inflowsMosuo River
Primary outflowsGaizu River (seasonal) joining Yalong River
Catchment area171.4 square kilometres (66.2 sq mi)
Basin countriesChina
Max. length9.4 kilometres (5.8 mi)
Max. width5.2 kilometres (3.2 mi) (average)
Surface area48.5 square kilometres (18.7 sq mi)
Max. depth93.5 metres (307 ft)
Residence time18 years[1]
Surface elevation2,685 metres (8,809 ft)
IslandsFive

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lake Lugu". World Lake Database. International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC). Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. "Fish Fauna Status in the Lugu Lake with Preliminary Analysis on Cause and Effect of Human Impacts". Zoological Research, Kuming Institute of Zoology. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. "Travel:Lugu Lake". CRIENGLISH.com. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  4. Mansfield, Stephen; Martin Walters (2007). China: Yunnan Province. Lugu Lake. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 149–150. ISBN 978-1-84162-169-2.
  5. Guo, Huancheng; Guozhu Ren; Mingwei Lü (2007). Countryside of China. Lugu Lake Exotic Oriental Land of Women. China Intercontinental Press. pp. 105–109. ISBN 7-5085-1096-8. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  6. Dorje, Gyurme (1999). Tibet handbook: with Bhutan. Footprint Travel Guides. pp. 425–426. ISBN 1-900949-33-4. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  7. Legerton, Colin; Jacob Rawson (2009). Invisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands. The Country of Daughters. Chicago Review Press. pp. 129-. ISBN 1-55652-814-0. Retrieved 20 August 2010.