The higher elevations of the Greater Caucasus contain numerous small
mountain lakes, while a number of saltwater lakes occur in the arid
regions of northeastern Transcaucasia. Most of the Caucasus
lakes have a glacial (78.5%) or. karst (10%) genesis. Ritsa is
deepest lake among lakes of Caucasus.
There are not many lakes in Georgia,
the largest being Lake Paravani (37 sq. km), and Lake Paliastomi (17,3
sq. km), and the deepest Lake Ritsa (116 m) and Lake Amtkeli (72-122
m) (both are impounded lakes).
Lake Ritsa located in the North part of Abkhazia. It is one
of the most beautiful lakes in Caucasus mountains. It's waterline is
900 meters above the Ocean level.
Largest lakes in Georgia:
Paravani - 37.5 sq.km (14.4 sq ml)
Kartsakhi - 26.3 sq.km (10.1 sq ml)
Paliastomi - 18.2 sq.km (7.0 sq ml)
Tabatskuri - 14.2 sq.km (5.4 sq ml)
Khanchali -13.3 sq.km (5.1 sq ml)
Jandari - 10.6 sq.km (4.0 sq ml)
Van Lake is the greatest one from the lakes in the area. More than 130
mountain lakes are located at high altitudes, among them: lakes
Kardyvach, Inpsi and Bezmolviya.
The two larger blue lakes toward the horizon are Lake Urmina
in Iran and Lake Van