Water bodies in Zarasai district
Zarasai district – one of most lakiest Lithuania‘s districts. There are 296 lakes of various size, with a total area of 13,381.1 ha. Eight rivers are flowing through the district, one of them - Šventoji river, of 44.7 km length. Land of 19 artificial water reservoirs - ponds and a water tank - Antalieptė. Almost all bodies of water are adapted for recreation. Although Zarasai area with small-scale, up to 10 hectares of lakes, some of them famous throughout Lithuania - the largest in the country Drūkščiai 4479 hectares (1000 hectares belongs to Belarus), the ranking of the largest lakes in the district even three bodies of water: Luodis 1,320 hectares, 1,350 hectares and 1,258 Sartai ha Avilys. Of more than 500 hectares of lakes and could include the Čičirys and Samavas. According to the origin of glacial origin dominated by valley-tipe, flooded, mixed and thermokarst lakes. Zarasai district includes water bodies and the rivers Šventoji, Dysna and Daugava tributaries and small pools. Through these two lakes passes major rivers - the Nemunas (Šventoji) and Daugava (Laucė) basin watershed. In assessing the state of the hydrographic network, as a positive thing, it should be noted that a higher proportion than in other regions of Lithuania, composed of natural rivers and streams coupon. About 100 local water bodies are protected areas. Lithuanian Ministry of the Environment has set some restrictions on the use of water bodies. Motorized water craft only allowed to swim in the lake Drūkščiai all navigation season during daylight hours and Laukesa lake full navigation season, in coordination with the Border Police. There are 3 lakes, which bans the use of small boats and register them without a special permit from the Ministry of Environment. This Gražutė Regional Park in bodies of water: the harrowing and Šiurpelis ( they breed rare birds) and the mysterious holy lake. All small district‘s rivers - Indraja, Kumpuolis, Šavaša, and etc. are interesting and important to amateurs fishers. District‘s 28 bodies of water breeding species, including introduktuotas species. Individual species distribution varies the most abundant and the most common perch, roach, pike, tench, bleak. One of the most valuable commercial fish - bream, which contains 2/3 of living population in area lakes. From ornithological point of view the most important are the following bodies of water: the Avilys, Čičirys, Drūkščiai, Luodis, Samavas, Smalvas, Šventas, Vencavas and Zarasas. District lakes and rivers protected species growing at 5 and 2 kinds of rare plants. There are currently leased over 60 local water bodies that carry out commercial fishing. Recreational fishing leased over 40 lakes. Zarasai hunters and fishermen\\\"s union department hires those bodies of water: Antalieptė Reservoir, Asavas, Bebrinis, Galinis, Ilgelis, Ilgis (2 lakes), Imbradas, Kietis, Kuolis, Kumpuolis, Laukesa, Lūkštas, Luodykštis, Paneikiškis, Pažemėlis Dydisis, Pažemėlis Mažasis, Saločius, Samanis, Samavas, Stelmuže, Šiurpis, Šventoji, Vencavas, Vencavėlis, Zalvis, Zalvas, Zarasas ir Zarasaitis.
ASAVAS
   The lake is located 6 km northeast of Salakas in Gražutės Regional Park. The lake banks are steep, reaching 10 m in height, the southwest is swampy. Asavas area - 198.7 ha, the deepest place - 6.9 m, the average depth - 4.22 m, the shoreline length - 8.8 km. Lake bowl - a former ice. The vast body of relatively flat muddy bottom part, in the east and north are sandy and rocky shallows
Lake Lihajai
   This lake is located 6 km west of Salakas in Gražutės Regional Park. The shores are high, steep, overgrown with trees and bushes. Ligajai area is 136 ha, the deepest place - 25.6 m, the average depth - 7 m, the coastline is very windy and is within 13 km. The lake is long and narrow, extending from southwest to northeast almost 5 km. The bottom consists of carved pits and narrow shall
LUODIS
   The lake is located in the east of the Salakas in Gražutės Regional Park. The banks are not tall and covered in forest, in the gulf - low and swampy. Luodis area - 1287,6 hectares, the deepest point - 18.4 m, the average depth - 6.7 m, the winding coastline - 28.5 km. Slacks is the deepest lake in the eastern part. Shallow lake which is wide and sandy. General off topic entertain larg
SAMAVAS
The lake is 12 km to the south from the city of Zarasai in Gražutės Regional Park. The shores are high, steep and carve the east and the west are low, sometimes swampy shores of the numerous bays, capes and 6 islands. Samavas area - 545.3 ha, the deepest place - 12.7 m, the average depth - 5.9 m, the winding coastline - 19.8 km. The sandbar is wide and sandy. Great part of the muddy bottom is carv
SARTAI
   The lake is in Zarasai and Rokiskis districts in Sartai Regional Park. It is the fifth largest lake in Lithuania, which is highly branched, narrow, valley origin (6 intersect rinos) complex configuration. The banks are up to 30 m. Sartai area - 1,350 ha, the deepest place - 22 m, the average depth - 5,72 m, the winding coastline - 80 km. Dominated by the bottom of the sludge, only on
SMALVAS
   The lake is situated in the southeastern part of the district, 2 km to the southeast of the country Smalvos. The banks of the North are high, steep, South side - usually low and swampy . Smalvas area of ​​336.0 ha , the deepest place in the very middle of the body - 26.9 m, the average depth - 8.2 m, winding, many bays, peninsulas and with cape coastline - 15.5 km. Bowl quite complex,
SMALVYKŠTIS
   The lake is located near the Smalvos village Smalvas lake, with which it connects a small river. The banks are low and swampy. Are of Smalvykštis lake is 94.5 ha, the deepest place - 4.8 m, the average depth - 2.87 m, the shoreline length is 5 km. Lake ice bowl was lodget ingot, bottom it shallow and muddy shallows sand prevails, the southern part is sludgget. Smalvykštis bottom flat
ŠVENTOJI
     This river - a tributary of the right bank of the Neris. Another lake, Samanis is flowing out of the lake is in Ignalina district. Length of river - 250 km, the average annual runoff at the mouth - 55.1 m3/s, the average slope of - 0.51 m/km. Deepest river location - 1-2 m, in different sections is even deeper - up to 2.5-3 m, and shallow - 0.5-0.7 m with rifts rapids. In su
VENCAVAS
The lake is 8 miles southeast from Dusetos. Banks of lake are steep, higest, especially in the north, east and south, in places moles or stony. Vencavas lakes takes up 226.6 ha area, the deepest place in the northern part of the lake - 48 m, the average depth - 13.5 m, coastline length - 7.4 km. Mainly lake is bowl sandy, clayey, dominated by shallow sand and gravel, water is quite clear. The lake
ZARASAS
The lake is the Western outskirts of the city of Zarasai. Zarasas area - 326.2 ha, the deepest place - 36.6 m, the winding coastline - 11.4 km. Shories are gold, sandies are coast, the bottom has a complex terrain Zarasas lake - a large variety of fish: here you can caught a pike, a perch, a bream, a roach, a redeyes, a bleak, a gudgeon, a ruff, a cod, a chub, a bream, a burbot, a tench, a eels, a
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