“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder
measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

Many studies have critiqued on the present civil engineer’s lake development model which is aimed at maximum desilting, and utilization of desilted mud in-situ, essentially to curtail cost in transporting. This unintelligently deepens the lake often contributing to the collection of polluted waters resulting in extensive pollution of ground water aquifers, besides causing a variety of health problems. Restoration has been piecemeal – if one lake is treated, but the upstream and downstream lakes remain polluted, and kaluves continue to be blocked, so that in a few years the lake returns to its original polluted condition. Hence, Lake Restoration is to be taken up based on Lake series/sub H series and not in isolation, to have better results and impact. Although lake restoration programs have been conducted in the past, they have been expensive and lake condition has deteriorated soon after in many lakes. The selection of technologies should be dependent on its simplicity, applicability, affordability, replicability, minimum requirement of electricity for its assured functioning and results, minimum material inputs etc.

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