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Rawa Pening Lake, Semarang
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Rawa Pening is a lake in the Ambarawa Basin in Central Java, Indonesia. It serves as a source of power, irrigation, and flood control, and is used for fishing. Due partly to high numbers of aquatic plants, it may dry out by 2021.Location and descriptionRawa Pening is located in the volcanic Ambarawa Basin in Central Java, between Ambarawa and Salatiga. It covers a total area of 2500to. It is shallow and swamplike, with muddy banks.HistoryRawa Pening is estimated to have been formed between 18,000 and 13,500 BC after a period of increased precipitation. It reached its largest size from 11,000 to 9,000 BC, but shrank until it reached its current size around 6,000 BC.In order to protect Rawa Pening, the local government has enacted a green belt policy. Several establishments, such as the tourist attraction Kampoeng Rawa, were controversial owing to their construction within this belt.RoleOne of the major roles of Rawa Pening is as a source of hydroelectricity, with a power station located on the Tuntang River near the lake. Fishing is common as a source of supplementary income, and the water from the lake irrigates nearby rice fields. It has also been cited as being used for flood control.
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  • Letaknya agak jauh dari semarang ya, tapi sampe disana kita bisa duduk gazebo alias gubuk2 sambil makan ikan.. Bapak2 yang suka mancing boleh, anak2 bisa naik kuda dan ibu2 jalan2 disekitaran.. 
  • We just go there for take our kid a boat. It price IDR 100k. Initially we surprised with the price, but we still go tough. And finally i realize, the experince is worth it with the price. Nice scenery...  more »
  • Saya mengunjungi rawa pening semarang di akhir Juli 2016 bersama teman. Kondisi rawa pening cukup bersih walaupun ada cukup banyak eceng gondok. Kita bisa mengarungi rawa pening dengan menyewa sampan ...  more »