Which are the lakes in India?

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  • Zardoz
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They're the bodies of fresh water deep enough that light doesn't reach the greatest depths. The ones where light reaches the greatest depths are the ponds.

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  • 2 months ago

    Lakes in India, are widely recognized for their diverse attributes. They are natural and man-made. Natural lakes are of various types based on salt content in it, namely freshwater, brackish water, and saltwater. Brackish water is somewhere in between where freshwater and saltwater are mixed.

    Vembanad Lake: Famed as a prominent backwaters destination in Kerala, Vembanad Lake is the longest lake in India with a maximum length of 96.5 km.

    This lake is called by different names as it flows through several parts of Kerala. It is known as Punnamada Lake or Punnamada Kayal in Kuttanad, Vembanadu Lake in Alappuzha and Kochi Lake when it passes through Kochi.

    Chilika Lake: Known as an important wintering ground for migratory birds, Chilika lake is at the top in the list of largest brackish water lakes in India. It is spread over 1,165 sq km across Puri, Ganjam and Khurda districts of Odisha.

    Loktak Lake: About 52 km from Imphal, the state capital of Manipur lies the gorgeous Loktak lake. The word ‘Loktak’ is derived from Lok (meaning ‘stream’) and Tak (meaning ‘the end’). Spanning an area of 287 sq km, Loktak lake is the largest freshwater lake in India.

    Shivsagar Lake:

    An artificial backwater created after the construction of the Koyna dam on the river Koyna is referred to as Shivsagar lake (reservoir). It is located in Satara district of Maharashtra.

    Spread over 891.7 sq km, Shivsagar lake is one of the major artificial lakes in India. The lake measures 80 m deep and extends a maximum length of 50 km.

    Sardar Sarovar Lake: The construction of Sardar Sarovar dam on the river Narmada near Navagam in Gujarat created the Sardar Sarovar lake (reservoir). It is one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in India.

    At a height of 163 m, Sardar Sarovar Dam is the third highest concrete dam in India after Bhakra (226 m) in Himachal Pradesh and Lakhwar (192 m) in Uttar Pradesh.

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