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Sentani Lake, Sentani

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Lake Sentani is a tropical, shallow, and at low-altitude open lake located at the northeast extremity of the Jayapura Regency in the Indonesian province of Papua, about 20km from the provincial capital, Jayapura City.The lake, which is considered by the local population as the home of the rainbows, is part of the Cyclops Strict Nature Reserve and contains several species of fish that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.HydrologyLake Sentani lies at the foot of the Mesozoic mafic and ultramafic rocks of the Cyclops ophiolite mountains in a fault-controlled depression at an elevation of 73m above the level of the sea. Sentani is an irregularly shaped body with approximate maximum length extending from east to west of 28km and, from north to south, 19km of breadth. With a surface area of 104km2, Lake Sentani is the largest lake of the Intan Jaya region.Lake Sentani receives its water primarily from direct precipitation with an average annual rainfall around the lake of about 2m, and by mountain streams. The average evaporation on the lake is about 0.4m with seasonal variation in inflow. The lake outflows into the Jafuri and Tami rivers to the Pacific Ocean near the Papua New Guinea border.
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  • A great hike with wonderful views of lush green hillsides and beautiful blue water. Wear sunscreen as most of the area is unshaded and the sun can be intense. Besides hiking along the road, there is a...  more »
  • Danau nya luaaaaas sekali, terlihat dari atas kalau pesawat mau landing. Saking luas nya, danau ini seperti laut.Pemandangan barisan tanaman hijau - hijau yang menyejukkan mata dari atas pesawat. Wakt...  more »
  • Dibandingkan dengan foto-foto dari internet, ternyata setelah tiba di Danau Sentani, sensasi pemandangannya hanya biasa saja menurut saya. Daerah sekitar danau juga ternyata tidak terlalu bersih, dan ...  more »