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General Information

Country India
Latitude 16° 37' 0" (16.6167)
Longitude 81° 12' 0" (81.2000)


 Lakes of India

Physical Characteristics



Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Issues Freshwater intrusion, attributed to the lack of balance between fresh water from the inland catchment of the lake and entry of seawater at mouth of estuary, is becoming a major threat to coastal lakes like Kolleru by decreasing salinity.
Other Issues Salts

Biodiversity Conservation

Description The lake supports more than 50,000 waterfowl. 61 species of fish and 12 species of shrimp have been identified.
Designations Ramsar Site
Species of Concern Gray Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis)

LakeNet Programs

India: Workshop on Management of Wetlands Through Integrated Management Planning



ILEC Database
World Wildlife India: A Profile of Kolleru Lake

Additional Data Sources

International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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