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Wular Lake

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Wular Lake
Site NameWular Lake
StateJammu and Kashmir
Ramsar Site Number461
Ramsar Designation Date23 Mar 1990
Area18900 hectares
CategoriesInland wetland
Permanent freshwater lake
Human-made wetland
Irrigated land
min / max
0 / 0
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
The largest freshwater lake in India with extensive marshes of emergent and floating vegetation, particularly water chestnut, that provide an important source of revenue for the State Government and fodder for domestic livestock. The lake supports an important fishing industry and is a valuable source of water for irrigation and domestic use. The area is important for wintering, staging and breeding birds. Human activities include rice cultivation and tree farming.
Natural system modifications, Dams and water management/use, Unspecified/others, Vegetation clearance/ land conversion, Pollution, Unspecified, Household sewage, urban waste water, Agriculture & aquaculture, Annual and perennial non-timber crops, Wood and pulp plantations, Human settlements (non agricultural), Housing and urban areas
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