Lake Heshov

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Lake Heshov
keš hešaź
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Tufa formations near the lake's northern shore
Location Algazi Union
TypeEndorheic
Primary inflowsseasonal streams
Primary outflowsevaporation
Catchment area180,559.47 km2 (69,714.40 sq mi)
Surface area1,332.16 km2 (514.35 sq mi)
Max. depth34 m (112 ft)
Water volume6.2 km3 (5,000,000 acre·ft)
Salinity68 g/L
Shore length1195.73 km (121.62 mi)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Heshov (Algaz: Kesh Heshav) is a large, extremely saline lake located in the Algazi Union. Known for its salt-encrusted tufa rock formations, the lake is an important tourist destination, particularly for Algazi visitors. Lake Heshov has historically had a great deal of religious significance for the Algazi; salt from the lake is valued for its apotropaic properties, though collection is highly limited due to the lake's protected status.