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Dams and Lakes in India

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Dams and Lakes in India- Important Facts

Important Lakes in India

Name of the lake
Located in the state of
Chilka Lake
Kolleru Lake
Andhra Pradesh
Dal Lake
Jammu & Kashmir
Lotak Lake
Sambhar Lake
Wular lake
Jammu & Kashmir
Pulicat lake
Borders of Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu
RudraSagar lake

Chilka Lake:

  • It is located in the state of Odisha. 
  • It is the largest Coastal Lake in India. 
  • The lake was formed due to the silting action of Mahanadi River. 

Dal Lake:

  • It is the famous lake located in Srinagar. 

Kolleru Lake:

  • It is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. 
  • It is located between the deltas of the Krishna and Godavari rivers. 
  • The lake was an important habitat for migratory birds like Spot-billed Pelicans. 
  • It is the largest fresh water lake of India. 
  • Kolleru Lake was declared a wetland of international importance under Ramsar convention in the year 2002. 

Lotak Lake:

  • It is located in the state of Manipur 
  • It is the largest fresh water lake in North-East India. 
  • It is also known as only “Floating Islands Lake” in the world. 
  • India’s first floating elementary school named Lotak Elementary Floating School was established on Lotak lake 

Pulicat Lake:

  • It lies on the borders of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. 

Sambhar Lake:

  • It is the largest salt water lake in India. 
  • It is situated in the state of Rajasthan 
  • This is lake is an important habitat for migratory Siberian birds

Important Dams In India

Name of the dam Constructed on Located in the state of
Srisailam Dam Krishna River Andhra Pradesh
Bhakra Nangal Dam Sutlej River Himachal Pradesh
Alamatti Dam Krishna River Karnataka
Idukki Dam Periyar River Kerala
Gandhi Sagar Dam Chambal River Madhya Pradesh
Koyna Dam Koyna River Maharashtra
Hirakud Dam Mahanadi River Odisha
Mettur Dam Kaveri River Tamil Nadu
Rihand Dam Rihand River Uttar Pradesh
Tehri Dam Bhagirathi River Uttarakhand
Sardar Sarovar Dam Narmada River Gujarath

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