Bhavanisagar Reservoir India

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Bhavanisagar Reservoir Tamilnadu

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Location: Coimbatore, Periyar district, Tamil Nadu
Area: 3,695 ha
Altitude: 260 m

Wetland type: A large water-storage reservoir of relatively recent construction, fed by the Bhavani and Moyar rivers flowing out of the Niligri Hills. The lake is eutrophic, with a maximum depth of 40 m and an average depth of 11.4 m

Climatic conditions: Tropical monsoon climate Principal vegetation: No information

Conservation measures taken: Some protection is afforded to the fauna of the lake. Fishing is prohibited for a distance of five miles (eight kilometres) below the dam, and the mesh size of nets is regulated

Land use: Water supply for irrigation, fishing, and fish culture Disturbances and threats: None known

Economic and social values: The reservoir supports a small fishery, and is an important source of water for irrigation

Fauna: An important wintering area for migratory ducks, notably Anas acuta. The reservoir also supports small numbers of Pelecanus philippensis and a wide variety of herons, -egrets, storks, ibises, shorebirds, and terns. About 4000 waterfowl were, recorded during a census in January 1987, including: 4 Pelecanus philippensis 160 herons and egrets of six species 65 Mycteria leucocephala 113 Anastomus oscitans 40 Sterna melanogaster 110 Anas poecilorhyncha 10 Ciconia episcopus3400 Anas acuta

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