Khanpursar

Khanpursar is a shallow, non-mictic lake in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It lies 24 km north-west of Srinagar city in the village of Khanpur on the right bank of the Jehlum River. The famous Manasbal Lake lies 6 km in the north.[1][2]

Khanpursar
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Khanpursar
Khanpursar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Khanpursar
Khanpursar
Location of Khanpursar in Jammu and Kashmir
LocationKhanpur, Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates34°12′22″N 74°40′33″E / 34.20611°N 74.67583°E / 34.20611; 74.67583Coordinates: 34°12′22″N 74°40′33″E / 34.20611°N 74.67583°E / 34.20611; 74.67583
TypeHolomictic lake
Primary inflowsEphemeral channels
Primary outflowsJehlum River
Max. length0.28 mi (0.45 km)
Max. width.19 mi (0.31 km)
Surface area16.8 acres (0.0 sq mi; 0.1 km2)
Average depth13 ft (4.0 m)
Surface elevation5,184 ft (1,580 m)
References[1][2]

Khanpursar is fed by springs and a few ephemeral channels and outflows into Jehlum River. The lake is mostly an oval shaped lake with a length of 400 meters and breadth of 300 meters. It has a maximum depth of 4 meters. Willow plantations and paddy cultivations are a part of its catchment area. Khanpursar is surrounded by a few villages. Khanpur village lies on the eastern side, while as Batpora and Guzhom lie on the southern and north-western sides, respectively. The lake is an important source of fish and the lotus-stem (nadru).[1][3][2]

Khanpursar Lake

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  1. ^ a b c M.A. Khan, Prof. (2000). Environment, Biodiversity, and Conservation. Aph Publishing Corporation. pp. 74–79. ISBN 8176481645.
  2. ^ a b c "PHYSICO-GEOGRAPHICAL AND MORPHOMETRIC FEATURES OF TWO SHALLOW HIMALAYAN LAKES". Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  3. ^ Ichthyologica Volume 2, Issues 1-2. International Society of Ichthyology and Hydrobiology. 1963. p. 105.