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Bhoj Wetland

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Bhoj Wetland
Site NameBhoj Wetland
StateMadhya Pradesh
Ramsar Site Number1206
Ramsar Designation Date19 Aug 2002
Area3201 hectares
CategoriesInland wetland
Permanent freshwater lakes
Human-made wetland
Water storage area/Reservoir
min / max
523 / 523
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
Two contiguous human-made reservoirs - the "Upper Lake" was created in the 11th century by construction of an earthen dam across the Kolans River, and the lower was constructed nearly 200 years ago, largely from leakage from the Upper, and is surrounded by the city of Bhopal. The lakes are very rich in biodiversity, particularly for macrophytes, phytoplankton, zooplankton, both natural and cultured fish species, both resident and migratory birds, insects, and reptiles and amphibians. Since implementation of a management action plan was begun in 1995 with financial support from the government of Japan, a number of bird species have been sighted which had rarely or never before been seen in the region.
Biological resource use, Unspecified, Fishing and harvesting aquatic resources, Pollution, Household sewage, urban waste water, Garbage and solid waste, Unspecified, Human settlements (non agricultural), Housing and urban areas, Invasive and other problematic species and genes, Problematic native species, Natural system modifications, Dams and water management/use, Vegetation clearance/ land conversion, Unspecified/others, Agriculture & aquaculture, Marine and freshwater aquaculture, Annual and
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