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An irrigation reservoir averaging 3,400 ha in area (depth 3-4 m); reedbed (Phragmites) and marsh cover varies according to the water-level. Surrounded by hills to the north and north-east, with Gediz valley to the south and Akhisar valley to the north-west. Flood-plains are used for growing cotton, and cattle-grazing is widespread on the marshes.
This is an important area for breeding and wintering waterbirds. Pelecanus crispus is thought to breed.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marmara Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.