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Location: 34°10’N, 77°90’E; 14 km southeast of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Area: No information
Altitude: 3660 m
Biogeographical province: 2.38.12
Wetland type: 15

Description of site: A small, marshy tract along the Indus. Recently, a road has been constructed bisecting the marsh into two unequal parts. On the southwest side of the marsh, there is a fish pond owned by the State Fisheries Department Climatic conditions: Arid Tibetan climate characterised by marked differences between sun and shade, and night and day temperatures. Humidity is low and there is very little precipitation (average annual about 75 mm). Summer temperatures range from 0° C to 30° C, winter temperatures from -10°C to as low as - 40°C

Principal vegetation: Not studied Land tenure: State-owned
Land use: The marshes are used for fishing while the grasslands around them are utilised for livestock grazing
Disturbances and threats: Construction of roads and houses near the lake is leading to shrinkage of the lake
Economic and social values: Pasture for livestock. Marshes are used for fishing Fauna: Important transit place for migratory birds such as mallard, pintail, ruddy shelduck, coot, moorhen, and wood sandpiper
Special floral values: None known
Research and facilities: Nil
Criteria for inclusion: la, lb

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