Eutrophication of Ramala Lake - Chandrapur
is making it dead with sewage input. Join us to revive it from death bed.
Ramala tank was built by Gond King Khandkya Ballal Shah at the time of laying the foundations of the town wall. It runs along the north-east section of the wall and was renovated and repaired with fine stone-ghats by Gond King Ram Shah who named it after him. Its embankment provides an excellent promenade popular with the city people. There is also a garden constructed in modern times.
- Max Length 890.15 meters
- Max Width 608.62 meters
- Periphery 2832.70 meters
- Water volume 1,625,289,279 liters
- Contaminated water
- Unfit for aquatic life
- Anaerobic bacterial growth
- Unpleasant smell
- Huge sludge deposition
- FOG layer
- Algal Boom (BGA growth)
- Water weeds
- Leading towards death of the waterbody
The main cause for the drying up of the lake is drought caused by climate change impacting the inflow to the lake – resulting in a 65% reduction in water levels.
Increased diversion for irrigated agriculture, the building of dams and reduced rainfall over the lake’s surface, are also named as contributing factors. These include a changing local climate – hitting agriculture, livelihoods and heath, increasing the salinity of the water, destroying ecosystems and wetland habitats and increasing the chances of windblown ‘salt storms’.
According to the World Preservation Foundation one third of the world’s major rivers and lakes are drying up, and the groundwater wells for 3 billion people are being affected. The loss of rivers, lakes and underground water reserves are impacting the livelihoods of millions of people, hitting animals, farming and electricity production, as well as threatening to exacerbate climate change further through the release of CO2 and methane.
While climate change is playing a role, the building of dams, over extraction and mismanagement of water and over-fishing are all playing a part in the disappearing of the world’s lakes and rivers.
Ramala Lake - Chandrapur
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End date: Jul 01, 2020
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Signature goal: 10000
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