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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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  • Not really enjoyed my visit there. It's like a lake, but I think it's not. The one I like is, the traditional food around this place. They were so cheap and yummy.  more »
  • Iya rawapening adalah legend di ambarawa sini, ada kuburan juga di sini, di bukit cinta. Saat mancing mungkin agak ke susahan karenanya yang berjualan sangat jarang. Tapi tempatnya begitu indah  more »
  • Rawa Pening has nice scenery with mountain background. A bunch of water hyacinth makes some parts of the lake seems dirty. You can rent boat. Bring your hat, sunglasses and put sunblock if you come he...  more »