Wildlife Sanctuary Jaisamand

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Wildlife Sanctuary Jaisamand

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Location: southeast of Udaipur, 90 Ian NNW of Jaipur, Rajasthan
Area- 7400 ha
Altitude: c.450 m
Biogeographical province: 4.8.4/4.15.4
Wetland type: 17

Description of site: Jaisamand is an ancient man-made lake, formed by a dam across the Gomati river; it was constructed by Raja Jaisingh of Udaipur in 1730. The maximum depth of the lake is 41 m. The water catchment area in the surrounding hills extends for over 90,000 ha

Climatic conditions: Tropical monsoon climate Principal vegetation: No information Land tenure: At least partly state-owned

Conservation measures taken: Part of the water catchment area and at least one shore of the lake are included in the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary (7000 ha), established in 1957 and administered by the Forest Department of the Government of Rajasthan. The lake has been stocked with fish

Land use: The lake provides irrigation water to neighbouring agricultural land and supports an important fishery Disturbances and threats: The amount of fishing might exceed the capacity of the lake, but regular restocking obscures the actual situation

Economic and social values: An important fishery; the lake is regularly stocked with large species of carp such as catla, rohu and mrigal. The fishing rights are leased out to a contractor for over 50,000 rupees per annum

Fauna: The marsh cnxcdile or mugger (Crocodyluspalustris) is present The lake is possibly of considerable importance for migratory waterfowl and the greater flamingo (Phoenkopter-us Tuber) is known to occur. Gole recorded small numbers of herons, ducks, gulls, and terns in January/February 1984, but no other details are available Special floral values: None kown

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