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Nandur Madhameshwar

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Nandur Madhameshwar
Site NameNandur Madhameshwar
Ramsar Site Number2410
Ramsar Designation Date21 Jun 2019
Area1437 hectares
CategoriesInland wetland
Permanent freshwater lake
Human-made wetland
Water storage area/Reservoir
Canal and drainage channel or ditche
min / max
514 / 536
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
The Site is a mosaic of lakes, marshes and riparian forest on the Deccan Plateau. Construction of the Nandur Madhameshwar Weir at the confluence of the Godavari and Kadwa Rivers helped create a thriving wetland: originally designed to overcome water shortages in the surrounding area, the Site now also serves as a buffer against floodwaters and as a biodiversity hotspot. With 536 species recorded, its diverse habitats contrast with the surrounding semi-arid conditions caused by the rain shadow of the Western Ghats mountain range. The Site hosts some of India’s most iconic species, such as the leopard and Indian sandalwood (Santalum album). It also provides sanctuary to critically endangered species including Deolali minnow (Parapsilorhynchus prateri), Indian vulture (Gyps indicus) and white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis). Invasive species including common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) threaten the Site, along with the effects of urban development and water abstraction.
Biological resource use, Fishing and harvesting aquatic resources, Invasive and other problematic species and genes, Introduced genetic material, Invasive non-native/ alien species, Climate change & severe weather, Droughts, Temperature extremes, Habitat shifting and alteration, Storms and flooding, Agriculture & aquaculture, Annual and perennial non-timber crops, Livestock farming and ranching, Marine and freshwater aquaculture, Human intrusions & disturbance, Recreational and tourism activitie
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