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Sasthamkotta Lake

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Sasthamkotta Lake
Site NameSasthamkotta Lake
Ramsar Site Number1212
Ramsar Designation Date19 Aug 2002
Area373 hectares
CategoriesInland wetland
Permanent freshwater lake
min / max
33 / 33
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
The largest freshwater lake in Kerala state in the southwest of the country, spring-fed and the source of drinking water for half a million people in the Kollam district. Some 27 freshwater fish species are present. The water contains no common salts or other minerals and supports no water plants; a larva called "cavaborus" abounds and eliminates bacteria in the water, thus contributing to its exceptional purity. The ancient Sastha temple is an important pilgrimage centre. WWF-India has been of great assistance in preparing the site's designation.
Pollution, Household sewage, urban waste water, Agricultural and forestry effluents, Human settlements (non agricultural), Housing and urban areas, Agriculture & aquaculture, Annual and perennial non-timber crops
Last updated on 12 April 2021 06:26:30
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