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That at the western end is watered by an overflow stream the course of which has been controlled by embankments. The lake water is very brackish, but nevertlieless contains carp and other varieties as well as different kinds of shell-fish. Sabanja Got (anc. Sophon) lies at the extreme north-eastern limit of the area included in this volume. It might have some importance as providing part of a waterway from the Gulf of Izmid to the Black Sea. It was proposed in ancient times to cut a canal from the lake to the gulf and this scheme has also been considered in modern times.

From the upper edge of the mountain slopes there stretches back an undulating region of high plateaus broken by rounded hills and steep ridges, the general direction of which is north or north-east. Dominating the whole rise isolated peaks, the limestone summit of Mahmud Dagh on the west (alt. ). East of Boz Dagh the system continues in the long ridge of PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 42 Kaiigal or Pirnar Dagh which runs north and south with a assumes the form greatest altitude of about 6,500 ft. , and in Mezargidi to 5,900 ft.

In autumn there is little left of it except pools or marshes in the valley. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 32 Dalaman Chai This river flows into the sea on the south coast, but as the eastern boundary of the west coast lands on it is described p. 53. Diidens Underground rivers are characteristic of the Karamanian Large streams frequently disappear into diidens, as the Turks call the openings to the underground channels, the water having little difficulty in cutting a tunnel through the area. limestone Such where rising ground obstructs its course.

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