at an altitude of 1,720 m / 5,643 ft, is an
3,800 km2 / 1,500km sq miles inner sea. Fishes
mostly live at the mouth of rivers, because
the water of the lake is saturated with salt
Aktamar island / Lake Van
Gölü (Salt lake), situated mid-way between
and Konya, is
the second largest lake (1,500 km2 / 580 sq. miles)
and has no aquatic life because of its very high
salt concentration (33%). In summer after evaporation
a 30 cm/ 1 foot layer of salt forms. The collected
salt represents 64% of the total production.
Sapanca, Iznik, Ulubat and Manyas (known as
the Birds Paradise) Lakes are located in the South
and South-East of the Marmara region.
Lake in the South of the Aegean region is fed by
the Büyük Menderes.
The major dam lakes areAtatürk
Dam, Karakaya and Keban on the Euphrates;
Altinkaya and Hirfanli on the Kizilirmak; Gökçekaya
and Sariyar on the Sakarya; Demirköprü on the Gediz;
Kemer on the Büyük Menderes; Oymapinar and Manavgat
on the Manavgat.