Lugu Lake facts for kids
A view of Lugu Lake from a cable car
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|Primary inflows||Mosuo River|
|Primary outflows||Gaizu River (seasonal) joining Yalong River|
|Catchment area||171.4 square kilometres (66.2 sq mi)|
|Max. length||9.4 kilometres (5.8 mi)|
|Max. width||5.2 kilometres (3.2 mi) (average)|
|Surface area||48.5 square kilometres (18.7 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||93.5 metres (307 ft)|
|Residence time||18 years|
|Surface elevation||2,685 metres (8,809 ft)|
Lugu Lake (simplified Chinese: 泸沽湖; traditional Chinese: 瀘沽湖; pinyin: Lúgū Hú) is a lake in the Yunnan plateau in China. The lake is part of the border between Ninglang County, Yunnan and Yanyuan County, Sichuan. It is an alpine lake. Because it is at an elevation of 2,685 metres (8,809 ft), it is the highest lake in all of Yunnan. The lake is surrounded by mountains. It has five islands, four peninsulas, fourteen bays, and seventeen beaches.
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