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The '''Gangbal Lake''' also called Gangbal Lake, is a [[lake]] situated at the foothills of [[Mount Haramukh]] (the second highest mountain peak in the vicinity of Kashmir valley)<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Trekking Kashmir||accessdate=2012-04-19}}</ref> in [[Ganderbal]] district, north of [[Srinagar]] city in the state of [[Jammu and Kashmir]]. It is an alpine high altitude [[oligotrophic lake]],<ref>{{cite journal|last=Trek Kashmir|first= |author2=KK Vass|title=Some biological features of a freshwater fairy shrimp, Branchinecta schantzi, Mackin, 1952 in the Northwestern Himalayas, India|journal=J. Indian Inst. Sci.|date=May–June 2006|volume=86|pages=287–291|url=|accessdate=21 February 2012}}{{ }}</ref> home to many species of fish,<ref>{{cite web | url=|title=Fishes and Fisheries in high altitude lakes, Vishansar, Gadsar, Gangbal, Krishansar||accessdate=2012-04-19}}</ref> including the [[brown trout]].<ref>{{cite book|last=Petr|first=ed. by T.|title=Fish and fisheries at higher altitudes : Asia|year=1999|publisher=FAO|location=Rome|isbn=92-5-104309-4|page=72|url=}}</ref>
The lake has a maximum length of two and a half kilometers and maximum width of one kilometre. It is fed by precipitation, glaciers and springs. The lake water outflows to a nearby [[Nundkol Lake]]<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Harmukh Gangbal||accessdate=2012-05-22}}</ref> and then via Wangath Nallah<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Indus projects||accessdate=2012-05-22}}</ref> to [[Sind River]].<ref>{{cite web|last=Raina|first=Maharaj Krishen|title=Know Your Motherland – Gangabal Lake|url=}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Kashmir tourism||accessdate=2012-05-22}}</ref>
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