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Tortum Lake, Erzurum, Turkey
Camera Model:Sony Cyber-shot DCS-S600 Digital Camera

General Information About Tortum Lake
At the same time, four small lakes were formed on the rubble from the landslide by water seeping from underground through the material from the rock fall. The water of these lakes is remarkably clear and blue.

These four small lakes, Incegöl, Karagöl, Efendigilin Gölü and Nazlıgilin Gölü, contain large quantities of trout. The Tortum Lake is surrounded by limestone marls of the Cretaceous period. Earth pillars can be seen on the eastern shores of the lake. The view of the lake from the steep slopes along the edge is particularly beautiful. As this is a landslide lake its depth begins from zero and reaches 100 m (330 ft) in the deepest part. The lake lies about 100 m (330 ft) above sea level.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Murat Enoz (photosofturkey) (21)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-00-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 23:12
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