Lake Galichskoye
Lake Galichskoye is a freshwater lake
A lake is a body of relatively still fresh or salt water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land. Lakes are inland and not part of the ocean and therefore are distinct from lagoons, and are larger and deeper than ponds. Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams,...

 in the northern part of Kostroma Oblast
Kostroma Oblast
Kostroma Oblast is a federal subject of Russia . Its administrative center is the city of Kostroma.Major historic towns include Kostroma, Sharya, Nerekhta, Galich, Soligalich, and Makaryev. Textile industries have been developed there since the early 18th century...

, Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

 that takes its name from the old town of Galich
Galich, Russia
Galich is a town in Kostroma Oblast, Russia, situated on the southern bank of Lake Galichskoye. It is also a minor railroad node of the Trans-Siberian railway. Population: -History:...

 sitting on its south bank. It is situated at the height of 100 meters above mean sea level
Above mean sea level
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, stretching for 17 km from west to east. The lake area is 75.4 km2. The lake is shallow (up to 5 meters deep), its banks are marshy, and the bottom is silty. The lake has been noted for its fishing, but is currently in danger of silting up. It is the source of the Vyoksa River
Vyoksa River
The Vyoksa River is a river running in the western part of the Kostroma Oblast in the Central Russia. The river originates at the outflow of Lake Galichskoye. The Vyoksa River runs 84 kilometres and drains into the Kostroma River in the town of Buy....


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