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LAKES
A lake is a place where water from various sources like rain water, rivers, etc. accumulate. There are two types of lakes, fresh water lakes and salt water lakes. The Dal lake in Srinagar is the best example of fresh water lake and the Sambhar lake in Rajasthan is the example of salt water lake. Large variety of aquatic life have their homes in lakes.

The main cause of the world’s lake getting contaminated is due to discharge of industrial effluents, fishing, cities expansion, agriculture etc.

Lakes in India:-
SAMBHAR LAKE:-
This lake is one of the largest lakes in India, located in Rajasthan and is the most important wintering areas for flamingo.

THE TSO MORARI LAKE: -
This lake is about 22 km long situated in the ladakh region and has a depth of more than 30m.

WULAR LAKE: -
This lake is situated in Srinagar and is also their source of drinking water. It acts as an absorption basin for floodwater.

DEEPOR BEEL: -
Deepor Beel has a great environmental importance situated southwest of Gowahati City. It is also the permanent fresh water lake and the only major storm water storage basin for Guwahati.

HARIKE LAKE: -
The abundant growth of water is the major problem of this lake. To control siltation in some critical areas, afforestation of catchment area has been carried out.

THE BHOJ WETLAND: -
This lake is located in Bhopal which supports a wide variety of flora and fauna. Upper and Lower lakes are the two man-made lakes this rivers consists of. In the 11th century the upper lake was created and two centuries ago the lower lake was created.

KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK:-
For the central and western Asia population of Siberian cranes this is the only wintering site in India. In the last two decades the population of Siberian cranes has decreased.

THE HUSSAIN SAGAR LAKE: -
This lake was built on the tributary of river Musi during the reign of Ibrahim Qutub Shah. It is located in Hyderabad and is one of the largest man-made lakes in Asia
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