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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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  • August 1, 2017
    sentani lake is perfect place to visit right away when you landing in sentani airport before you're heading somewhere else like jayapura city or abepura. it only tooks 10-15 minutes ride from the airp...  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    Waktu itu sempet ke Papua untuk kerja selama seminggu. Mampir ke danau sentani, speechless. bagus banget, bener-bener ga perlu editan untuk upload foto, danaunya seperti yang ada di lukisan/kalender. ...  more »
  • June 3, 2017
    the best lake in Jayapura, Sentani lake the amazing lake that they have many activity local people especially on this month at June 19, 2017 there will be Festival Sentani 3 day event  more »
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  • December 11, 2016
    I enjoyed the boat ride around the lake. When it got pretty windy, it could get very wavy. Also it was very nice to see the houses around and local kids playing.
  • July 8, 2017
    Nice landscape
  • April 6, 2017
    Beautiful
  • August 21, 2017
    Is a beautiful place
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  • February 26, 2017
    Exotisnya Panorama of Lake Sentani mmg yg Spoiling anyone coming here. The Lake with a total area of 19000 Ha store a variety of natural resources, in addition to the view of his eyes ... Moreover, when will land with the airplane. The content of the underwater wealth of Endemic fish, such as Black Cork (Khayou) wrote a lot in so rich gemari Omega 3, fish Catfish (Khanseli) etc. There is a diversity of local cultures, both the pattern of dialect, dance art, Carving, as well as the mechanisms of Indigenous Culture in accordance with the klan, myth and Territory all add to our insight towards his Rich khasana pride of Papua in the eyes of the world, and that every year in June 19-22. The Government Is Preparing. Jayapura, Sentani Lake festival held (FDS)
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