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Lake of Nani

The lake of Nani is located at the western slope of Profitis Ilias mountain. It is a small natural lake that fills with rainwater. In 1988, a small gizani population was recorded in the lake, which was actually characterised as safe. However, during a study carried out in 1991, this population was reported to be extinct. According to statements made by locals, the lake, which is used as a water reservoir for irrigation, dried up completely in the early 1990s, due to over-abstraction of water.

The latter most probably caused the extinction of gizani from the lake. The only fish species inhabiting the lake nowadays are common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis), since they are less sensitive to adverse environmental conditions. These species have been introduced to Rhodes island (and to this freshwater system), but both their origin and time of introduction remain unknown.

 

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