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Lake Sawa

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  • June 15, 2022
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Environment & Ecology, Geography
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In News: This year, for the first time in its centuries-long history, Iraq Lake Sawa dried up

  • A combination of mismanagement by local investors, government neglect and climate change has ground down its azure shores to chunks of salt.

Sawa Lake

  • Sawa Lake is an endorheic basin located in the Iraqi governorate of Muthanna near to the Euphrates River
  • This lake has no inlet or outlet, but it draws water from the Euphrates through a system of joint cracks and fissures which transport water to aquifers beneath it.
  • The water’s level fluctuates during dry and wet seasons
  • Sawa Lake is characterized by arid climate
  • Because of its saline water, no plants grow in the lake or on its shores. Fish and algae are the most important aquatic organisms.

Source: India Today

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Which of the following has/have shrunk immensely/dried up in the recent past due to human activities? (2018)

  1. Aral Sea
  2. Black Sea
  3. Lake Baikal

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

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