Tes Lake

Tes Lake
Tes Lake Lebong Regency, Bengkulu.jpg
Tes Lake is located in Sumatra
Tes Lake
Tes Lake
Coordinates3°13′40″S 102°20′54″E / 3.22778°S 102.34833°E / -3.22778; 102.34833Coordinates: 3°13′40″S 102°20′54″E / 3.22778°S 102.34833°E / -3.22778; 102.34833
TypeShrunken lake
Primary inflowsKetahun River & Pauh River
Primary outflowsAir Putih River
Catchment area10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Basin countriesIndonesia
Max. length5 km (3.1 mi)
Max. width1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface area5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Average depth10 m (33 ft)
Max. depth56 m (184 ft)
Water volume0.05 km3 (41,000 acre⋅ft)
Shore length14 km (2.5 mi)
Surface elevation1 m (3 ft 3 in)
IslandsBungin Ialand, Pasir Island, Titik Island, Saweak Island & Ujung Island
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Tes Lake is a natural tourist attraction in the Lebong Regency. It is one of the largest lakes in Indonesia.[2] Tes Lake is the main hydroelectric (hydropower) supplier for nearly all of Bengkulu Province. The lake covers an area of approximately 750 hectares.

1926 photo of the lake

Area description

Based on the Decree of Forestry Minister No. 385/Kpts-II/1985, December 27, 1985, Tes Lake covers an area of 3.230 Hectares.


Because of its climate, crops such as coffee are mainly grown. Other florae that grow around the area are Meranti, Dyera costulata, Kayu Gadis, Pulai, Gelam, and other plants which also grow elsewhere in Bengkulu Province.


A lot of animals can be found in Tes Lake including tigers, gibbons, monkeys, snakes, bears, many kinds of domestic birds, dogs, many types of domestic fish and many other creatures.[citation needed]


  • Nearest village: Karang Anyar, Kutai Donok (Central Village), Talang Ratu Village and Tes Village
  • Subdistrict: South Lebong
  • Regency: Lebong
  • Province: Bengkulu


950m to 600m above sea level.

Geology and climate

Based on information from an exploration conducted in 1964, the main types of soil found in Tes Lake are regosol, andosol, latosol, and podzol (brown podzol soil).

With more wet seasons on average, Tes Lake receives an average annual rainfall intensity of 2.700-3.500 mm. The area is classified as type A, with a Q value of approximately 0.9% - 7.7%, according to classifications from Schimidt and Ferguson. [3]


  1. ^ Area of Qinghai Lake Has Increased Continuously Archived March 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine[failed verification]
  2. ^ "Danau Tes". www.indonesia-tourism.com. Retrieved 2022-07-19.
  3. ^ Usman & Suhartoyo 2021, p. 2.
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