Tuesday, 4 June 2013

IMPORTANT LAGOONS AND LAKES

VEMBNAD LAKE - State: Kerala. Information: Large sized lagoons of Kerala, have fertile alluvial islands, 63 km in length.
KAYALS - State: Kerala. Information: Popularly called back water in Kerala. A chain of lakes which are connected with each other y canal. Peaty soils of backwaters are called Kari in Kerala.
CHILKA LAKE - Maximum length -64km., Maximum breadth- 20km., Average width -150km., State: Orissa. Information: Situated to the south west of the Mahanadi Delta. Enclosed by the sand pit, has an opening which permits sea connection. Largest brackish water lake in Asia.
FRESH WATER LAKE
WULAR LAKE: -State: Jammu and Kashmir.Information: Largest fresh water lake of India
KOLLERU LAKE: - State: Andhra Pradesh. Information: A part of the sea enclosed between the deltas of Godavari and the Mahanadi and has a number of islands in it.
PULICAT LAKE: - State: Andhra Pradesh. Information: Situated on the southern border of Andhra Pradesh. Lagoon formed due to enclosure by sand bar.


JAISAMAND LAKE:- State: Rajasthan, Information: Largest fresh water lake of Rajasthan
NAKKI LAKE:- State: Rajasthan. Information: A small natural lake near Mt. Abu surrounded by hills important as tourist place.
LOKTAK LAKE:- State: Manipur. Information: Site hydroelectricity power generation an example of centripetal drainage.
SALINE WATER LAKES:
SAMBHAR LAKE - State: Rajasthan. Information: Largest Lake of Rajasthan lies on the border of Jaipur and Nagaur District. Sodium chloride (common salt) and sodium sulphate are produced mainly by the Hindustan Salt Ltd.
DEEDWANA LAKE- State: Rajasthan. Information: Situated near Deedwana Town of Nagaur District.

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