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A shallow freshwater lake fed mainly by surface run-off, and surrounded by grassy plains and arable land. When the water-level drops, the entire lake is gradually colonized by temporary vegetationin late summer it is practically dry. Human activities include cattle-grazing.
The area is also important for wintering waterbirds. No information is available on the ornithological importance of the lake prior to drainage.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Samsam Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2019.