A lake in the Samara river valley, with a sandy shore. The vegetation is dominated by reedbeds Phragmites and meadows. Human activities include cattle-grazing and recreation.
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (2-3 pairs).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Solonyj Lyman lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.