Shkodra Lake is the largest lake in the Balkan with a surface area that seasonally fluctuates between 370 km2 (140 sq mi) and 530 km2 (200 sq mi). Shkodra Lake itself is located on the western Balkan.
The lake is located in the border area between Albania and Montenegro. The lake's water level also varies seasonally from 4.7 to 9.8 metres (15 to 32 ft) above sea level. The lake extends northwest to southeast, and it is approximately 44 km (27 miles) long.
The Buna River connects the lake with the Adriatic Sea, and the Drin River provides a link with the Ohrid Lake.