Tibetan Gongzhu Co: a plateau lake at 4,786 meters above sea level

2021-07-19 Ecns.cn Editor:Li Yuxin

(ECNS)-- Gongzhu Co in Puland County, Ali District, is a plateau lake with an altitude of 4,786 meters.

There is more picturesque scenery here than meets the eye.

The plateau lake is located in the graben basin between the Himalayas and Gangdisi Mountains.

It covers an area of 66.2 square kilometers with an annual average temperature of zero to two degrees.

The annual average precipitation is 200 to 300 millimeters here and the lake is mainly supplied by surface runoff.

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