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Natural monument (1947), reserve (1980). Elongated in a northeasterly direction Lake Donuzlav has a large area and is the deepest lake in the Crimea. 

In its origin Donuzlav is a bay, separated from the sea by 9-kilometer bay bar with the width of 200-600 m. 

The lake is salty. In the upper layers it is so narrow and shallow that it resembles a river; here its water is much desalinated by spring water. 

Therefore, in the upper Donuzlav unusual for plain Crimea wetland vegetation develops here. 

References: Ena V.G. Protected landscapes of the Crimea. - Simferopol: Tavria, 1989.


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