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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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  • Love being here. We can rent boat and go around for enjoying view of the Mountain around and Village too.  more »
  • yang jenuh di kota semarang . wajib ke ambarawa untuk wisata ke rawa pening. berkali kali saya ambil spot disini . sangat menakjubkan  more »
  • danau rawa pening ini cukup luas sehingga bisa dinikmati dari mana saja. Anda bisa ke bukit cinta, jembatan biru, atau tempat-tempat pemancingan di sekitar untuk mendapatkan view yang bagus. Anda juga...  more »