Wetland Protection and Restoration in the Qinghai Lake
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Water System



Qinghai Lake is the largest endorheic lake and salt-water lake in China. Its voluminous and misty scenery likes a tear on the surface of the earth.Located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Qinghai Lake has a acreage of 4538sq.km and perimeter of 360km, which is more than two time of the famous Tai Lake. The average depth of Qinghai Lake is about 16m, with the deepest point to 28m. The poundage reaches 71.9 billion stere. The altitude of Lake Surface is 3195m, which approximates to two height of Mount Tai. The weather is very cool here due to the high altitude. Even in midsummer, the average temperature is just 15 degree centigrade. It's a perfect resort for passing the summer in a leisurely way.

Qinghai Lake is on the northeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The lake is surrounded by four lofty mountains, with Datong Mountain on its north, Riyue Mountain on its east, Qinghainan Mountain on the south and Xiangpi Mountain on the west. The altitude of these four mountains is from 3600km to 5000km. These four mountains like four barriers carrying Qinghai Lake in their arms. From the root of mountain to the Lake, there is vast and flat grassland. The green and wavy lake is similar to a grand jade lying between mountains and grassland.
National vocational schools in Gangca County, Qinghai Province