Sasthamkotta Lake

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Sasthamkotta Lake

  • Country: 
    India
  • Site number: 
    1212
  • Area: 
    373 ha
  • Designation date: 
    19-08-2002
  • Coordinates: 
    09°02'N 76°37'E
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Overview

Sasthamkotta Lake. 19/08/02. Kerala. 373 ha. 09°02'N 076°37'E. The largest freshwater lake in Kerala state in the southwest of the country, spring-fed and the source of drinking water for half a million people in the Kollam district. Some 27 freshwater fish species are present. The water contains no common salts or other minerals and supports no water plants; a larva called "cavaborus" abounds and eliminates bacteria in the water, thus contributing to its exceptional purity. The ancient Sastha temple is an important pilgrimage centre. WWF-India has been of great assistance in preparing the site's designation. Ramsar site no. 1212. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Kerala District

  • National legal designation: 
    • none
  • Last publication date: 
    19-08-2002

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