Photographer's Note

This is a sunset view from Mogan Lake, which is located 20 km south of Ankara. The Konya road goes along the eastern shores whereas Haymana road coveres its western shores.

It is a shallow eutrophic freshwater lake fringed with reedbeds of variable width. It is fed by the small stream south of the lake coming from the Haymana Plateou and flows into the lake Eymir through a regulator. North of the lake the town Gölbaşı located. Around the town there are lots of holiday homes. Along the shores of the northern half of the lake there are farm houses, restaurants and houses.

South of the lake there is ca. 750 ha. large extensive marshland and wet meadows including Gölcük and Çökek marshes. In the surroundings specially south of the lake there is limited agricultural activity. The lake is extensively used by fishermen, sailors and picknickers.

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Additional Photos by Pinar Erol (Amphitrite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 3 N: 219] (1720)
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