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Situated at the head of the Büyük Menderes river south of Akdað (IBA 019), this freshwater lake (max. depth 7 m) is fed by streams and springs. The lake stores irrigation water for the surrounding agricultural plains, and high water-levels mean that marsh vegetation is only present where the Kufi channel deposits silt into the lake. The IBA includes Gökgöl marshes (including a max. 300 ha lake) 3 km east of Iþýklý Gölü.
This site is important for breeding waterbirds and large numbers of wintering wildfowl. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (seen throughout the year).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Işıklı Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2020.