Everything about Kolleru Lake

Kolleru Lake

• It is the largest freshwater lake and is located in Andhra Pradesh.

• It is located between Krishna and Godavari delta and covers an area of 308 km².

• The lake serves as a natural flood-balancing reservoir for these two rivers.

• The lake is fed directly by water from the seasonal Budameru and Tammileru streams and is connected to the Krishna and Godavari systems by over 68 inflowing drains and channels.

• It serves as a habitat for migratory birds.

• It supports the livelihood of fishermen and riparian population in the area.

• The lake was notified as a wildlife sanctuary in November 1999 under India’s Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

• It has been designated as a wetland of international importance in November 2002 under the international Ramsar Convention.