Also known as: Maharlu Lake, Pink Lake, Daryacheh Maharloo
Maharloo or Pink Lake with an area of 600 sq.km. is a seasonal salt lake in the highlands of the area of Shiraz. This lake located 27 km. southeast of Shiraz. The lake water is used for extraction of normal salt. It is considered a suitable and valuable habitat for migratory birds and wild animals.
Rudkhane-ye-Khoshk, a seasonal river flowing through the city of Shiraz, brings most of the flood water to the lake bed during intensive precipitation events. The lake water typically evaporates by the end of summer and exposes the white lake bed. By mid-summer and due to high evaporation rates and salt concentrations, the lake water turns pinkish red as a result of the red tide within the lake.
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