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A highly alkaline lake (max. depth 30 m) situated in a tectonic depression 20 km east of Lake Van (site 096). It has steep rocky shores on the northern and western sides; in the east and south the shores are shallow with mudflats. The Memedik river enters the lake in the east, forming a small delta with reedbeds (Phragmites) and wet meadows. Human activities include stock-grazing.
This site is important for breeding and passage waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Erçek Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/08/2019.