Mullutu-Suurlaht

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Mullutu-Suurlaht (also Mullutu Suurlaht) is the fourth largest lake in Estonia[citation needed]. It is located on the island of Saaremaa, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the town of Kuressaare. It has an area of 1,440 ha (3,600 acres) and the max. depth is 2.1 metres (6.9 ft).[1] Mullutu-Suurlaht is a brackish waterbody that consists of two parts:

  • Suurlaht or Kellamäe Bay (531 ha (1,310 acres), eastern part)[2]
  • Mullutu Bay or Great Mullutu Bay (412.4 ha (1,019 acres), western part)[3]
Mullutu-Suurlaht
Mullutu-Suurlaht is located in Estonia
Mullutu-Suurlaht
Mullutu-Suurlaht
LocationLääne-Saare Parish, Saare County
Coordinates58°14′45″N 22°22′45″E / 58.24583°N 22.37917°E / 58.24583; 22.37917Coordinates: 58°14′45″N 22°22′45″E / 58.24583°N 22.37917°E / 58.24583; 22.37917
Primary inflowsKaarmise, Kärla, Unimäe River
Primary outflowsNasva River
Surface area1,440 ha (3,600 acres)
Average depth1.0 m (3.3 ft)
Max. depth2.1 m (6.9 ft)
SettlementsKuressaare
References[1]

During the regular flood in spring (usual rise is 0.75 metres (2 ft 6 in), max 1.16 m (3 ft 10 in)) Mullutu-Suurlaht merges with nearby Paadla, Vägara and Kaalupea bays and draws a temporary waterbody up to 3,600 ha (8,900 acres). Mullutu-Suurlaht is drained by the 3 km-long (1.9 mi) Nasva River. Due to a strong connection with sea through Nasva river the lake is rich in fish, main species include bleak, burbot, crucian carp, dace, eel, gudgeon, ide, perch, pike, ruffe, roach, rudd and tench.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Mullutu Suurlaht" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Suurlaht / Kellamäe laht" (in Estonian). EELIS – Estonian Nature Infosystem. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Mullutu laht" (in Estonian). EELIS – Estonian Nature Infosystem. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2012.