The Erhai Lake, known as Yeyuze or Kunming
Lake in ancient times, is named after its ear-like shape. It is
a fresh water lake in the Yunnan Plateau at an elevation of 1972
metres. It starts at Dengchuan in the north and ends at Xiaguan
in the south with a length of 42 km and width of 8 km. It is 116
km in circumference and covers an area of 250 square km. The average
depth is about 11 metres and the total storage capacity is 2.5
billion cubic metres. The Erhai Lake is the second largest lake
in Yunnan Province.
The Erhai Lake is a fault lake formed
after a foundering of the earth's crust. The water of the Erhai
Lake is limpid. On a clear night, when the moon is mirrored on
the lake, one will enjoy one of the most magnificent sights(Wind,
Flower, Snow and Moon)-the Erhai Moon in Dali.
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