Koshkar-Ata lake in Mangystau region. Kazakhstan.
Bird watching flamingos on the Koshkar-Ata lake.
Lake Koshkar-Ata is located in the Mangistau region, Tupkaragan region of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Mangyshlak peninsula. From Aktau city to Koshkar-Ata lake is 8 kilometers. The size of the lake is approximately 13 kilometers. Water in Lake Koshkar-Ata, according to researchers, enters the lake from underground sources and the Caspian Sea.
History Koshkar-Ata lake.
Lake Koshkar-Ata was discovered in the middle of the 19th century; the area of the lake is 50 square kilometers. In Soviet times, radioactive materials were dumped into Lake Koshkar-Ata from enterprises located near the city of Aktau (the city of Shevchenko). In the 90s, the extraction of radioactive elements was stopped and the lake was slowly restored.
Flamingos Koshkar-Ata lake.
Lake Koshkar-Ata serves as the residence of flamingos during the migration period. A large number of flamingos can be found here.