Keenjhar Lake (Urdu: کینجھر جھیل Sindhi: ڪینجھر ڍنڍ) commonly called Malik Lake (Urdu: کلری Malik ,Sindhi: Maik ڍنڍ ) is located in Thatta District of Sindh the province of Pakistan. It is situated about 36 kilometres (22 mi) from the city of Thatta. It is the second-largest fresh water lake in Pakistan and an important source of drinking water for Thatta District and Karachi city. Through the construction of a bund on the eastern side, it is said that the lake was formed by the union of two lakes: Sonehri and Keenjhar.
|Location||Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Native name||ڪینجھر ڍنڍ|
|Max. length||24 km (15 mi)|
|Max. width||6 km (3.7 mi)|
|Surface area||13,468 ha (33,280 acres)|
|Max. depth||7.9 metres (26 ft)|
|Water volume||0.53×106 acre⋅ft (650 hm3)|
|Surface elevation||15 metres (49 ft)|
|Official name||Kinjhar Lake|
|Designated||23 July 1976|
Keenjhar Lake has been declared a ramsar site and a wildlife sanctuary. It provides a favorable habitat of winter migratory birds like ducks, geese, flamingos, cormorants, waders, herons, egrets, ibises, terns, coots and gulls. It has been observed as a breeding area of the black-crowned night heron, the cotton pygmy goose, purple swamphen, and pheasant-tailed jacana.
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