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Lugu Lake
Lugu Lake view from cable car, August 2018 (2).jpg
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)
Basin countries China
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)
Islands Five

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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