Rivers and lakes of Bayan-Ulgii aimag

Rivers and lakes of Bayan-Ulgii aimagBayan-Ulgii aimag gets comparatively a good supply of water and water fund in total of 2,896km³/year which is 33.6% alone of total Mongolias western region water fund. River flow extent reaches 100-300mm in most areas. Here, glacial water in the mountains is the main source to all the rivers. There are about 199 springs and 109 small and large rivers such as Sagsai, Chigirtei, Sogog and Tsagaan that join into Khovd River in Bayan-Ulgii province. Also, Bayan-Ulgii aimag is the richest in water-energy resource among the western aimags and the resource is calculated as 2,003 million kW/year which is equals to 58.86% of the all water energy fund of the western aimags.

There are 67 small and large lakes such as Tolbo, Achit and fresh water lakes from mountain glaciers such as Dayan, Khurgan, Sargil, Khoton and Tal exist in this land. The aimag is considered to be the most iced over for having the most glaciated mountians in Mongolia, for example, Mongolias most glacial rivers of Potanin and Graneg exist in this aimag. Potanin glacial river area is 53.5km².

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