Kenon (Russian: Кенон) is a fresh water body in the Chita District, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia.[2] The name of the lake originated in the Evenki language.[3]

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Landscape of Kenon lake from the Titovskaya Sopka range
Coordinates52°02′19″N 113°22′50″E / 52.03861°N 113.38056°E / 52.03861; 113.38056Coordinates: 52°02′19″N 113°22′50″E / 52.03861°N 113.38056°E / 52.03861; 113.38056[1]
Primary inflowsIvanovka, Kadala
Catchment area227 km2 (88 sq mi)
Basin countriesZabaykalsky Krai, Russia
Max. length5.7 km (3.5 mi)
Max. width2.8 km (1.7 mi)
Surface area16 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Max. depth6.8 m (22 ft)
Surface elevation653 m (2,142 ft)
FrozenOctober to May

The city of Chita is located near the lakeshore and lake Kenon is surrounded by residential areas, railways, highways and agricultural land. There is also a rather narrow city beach zone which is popular in the summer, although there is substantial pollution. Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeological remains were found by the shores of the lake.[3]


Kenon lake is part of the Ingoda river basin, It is located in the Chita-Ingoda Depression (Читино-Ингодинская впадина), in the western outskirts of Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai. A few small streams flow into the lake. The main ones are the Ivanovka and Kadala rivers,[4] which have their sources in the neighboring Yablonovy Range. The outflow is through a 2 km (1.2 mi) long channel leading to the Ingoda that fills with water only in the wettest years.[3][5]

The lake is frozen between late October and early May.[3]

Lake Kenon and Chita City map section.


Among the fish species present in the lake, the main ones are perch, Amur chebak, Amur pike, goldfish, Amur carp and Amur catfish.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Google Earth
  2. ^ "Озеро Кенон in the State Water Register of Russia". (in Russian).
  3. ^ a b c d e Энциклопедия Забайкалья - Кенон, озеро
  4. ^ "Река Ивановский (Ивановка) in the State Water Register of Russia". (in Russian).
  5. ^ "N-49 Chart (in Russian)". Retrieved 30 September 2021.

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