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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=http://www.gaffarakashmir.com/trekking_kashmir.html|title=Trekking Kashmir|publisher=gaffarakashmir.com|accessdate=2012-04-19}}</ref> in [[Ganderbal]] district, north of [[Srinagar]] city in the state of [[Jammu and Kashmir]], India. It is an alpine high altitude [[oligotrophic lake]],<ref>{{cite journal|last=Raina|first=HS|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=http://journal.library.iisc.ernet.in/vol200603/paper9/287.pdf|accessdate=21 February 2012}}{{dead link|date=October 2017 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}</ref> home to many species of fish,<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/x2614e/x2614e05.htm|title=Fishes and Fisheries in high altitude lakes, Vishansar, Gadsar, Gangbal, Krishansar|publisher=Fao.org|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=https://books.google.com/?id=Z4HESCeJyZcC&pg=PA72&dq=Vishansar+Lake#v=onepage&q=Vishansar%20Lake&f=false}}</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=http://www.kashmirfirst.com/articles/history/070509_haramukh_gangabal.htm|title=Harmukh Gangbal|publisher=kashmirfirst.com|accessdate=2012-05-22}}</ref> and then via Wangath Nallah<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.nih.ernet.in/rbis/india_information/iNDUS_PROJECTS.htm|title=Indus projects|publisher=nih.ernet.net|accessdate=2012-05-22}}</ref> to [[Sind River]].<ref>{{cite web|last=Raina|first=Maharaj Krishen|title=Know Your Motherland – Gangabal Lake|url=http://ikashmir.net/mkraina/13.html}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.public.fotki.com/kashmir-ladakh-tourism/kashmir--ladakh/gangbal-lake-1.html|title=Kashmir tourism|publisher=public.fotki.com|accessdate=2012-05-22}}[[File:GangbalPanorama1.jpg|thumb|Gangbal Lake.]]</ref>
 
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