Loktak Lake

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Loktak Lake

  • Country: 
    India
  • Site number: 
    463
  • Area: 
    26,600 ha
  • Designation date: 
    23-03-1990
  • Coordinates: 
    24°26'N 93°49'E
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Overview

Loktak Lake. 23/03/90; Manipur; 26,600 ha; 24°26'N 093°49'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 16 June 1993. A large, but shrinking freshwater lake and associated swamplands supplied by several streams. Thick, floating mats of weeds covered with soil (phumids') are a characteristic feature. The lake is used extensively by local people as a source of water for irrigation and domestic use and is an important wintering and staging area for waterbirds, particularly ducks. It also plays an important role in flood control. Included on the Montreux Record in 1993 as a result of ecological problems such as deforestation in the catchment area, infestation of water hyacinth, and pollution. The construction of a dam for hydroelectric power generation and irrigation purposes has caused the local extinction of several native fish species. Ramsar site no. 463. Most recent RIS information: 1990.

Administrative region: 
Manipur

  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
  • Last publication date: 
    23-03-1990

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