Phewa Lake


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Phewa Lake

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  1. Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal formerly called Baidam Tal located in the south of the Pokhara Valley. 
  2. The lake is stream-fed but a dam regulates the water reserves, therefore, the lake is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake.
  3. It is the second largest lake in Nepal; the largest in Gandaki Pradesh after the Rara lake in the comparison to Nepal's water bodies.
  4. It is the most popular and most visited lake of Nepal. 
  5. It is the only lake in Nepal to have a templeTal Barahi Temple at the central part of lake. 
  6. Phewa lake is located at an altitude of 742 m (2,434 ft) and covers an area of about 4.43 km2 (1.7 sq mi).
  7. It has an average depth of about 8.6 m (28 ft) and a maximum depth of 24 m (79 ft).
  8. Maximum water capacity of the lake is approximately 43,000,000 cubic metres (35,000 acre⋅ft).
  9. The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away from the lake. 
  10. The lake is also famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface.
  11. The Tal Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake.


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