A natural lowland lake in the Verkhnyaya Tersu river valley, dominated by reedbeds Phragmites and meadows. Human activities include cattle-grazing, fishing and hunting.
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5-7 pairs).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Debal'tsivs'ke lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2020.