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Hebbal lake, Bengaluru
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Hebbal Lake is located in the north of Bangalore at the mouth of National Highway 7, along the junction of Bellary Road and the Outer Ring Road (ORR). It was one of the three lakes created in 1537 by Kempe Gowda. Like most lakes or "tanks" in the Bangalore region it was formed by the damming natural valley systems by the construction of bunds. The spread of the lake in a study in 2000 was found to be 75 ha with plans for extending it to make up 143 ha.LimnologyThe catchment area of the lake was found to be 3750ha and this area includes the residential areas of Yeshwanthpur, Mathikere, Rajmahal Vilas Extension, Bharat Electronics Limited and Hindustan Machine Tools Limited colonies. In 1974 the lake area was 77.95 ha and in 1998 it was 57.75 ha. Based on the rainfall of the region, the annual catchment was estimated at 15.2 million cubic metres with 3.04 million cubic metres during the Northeast Monsoon, 10.12 million cubic metres during the Southwest Monsoon and 3.28 million cubic metres in the dry season. The storage capacity of the lake was estimated in 2000 to be 2.38 million cubic metres with desilting raising it to 4.07 million cubic metres. Sewage inflow into the lake has altered the chemistry and biology of the lake. Most measured physico-chemical properties of the waters of the lake exceed the acceptable standards for sewage effluent discharge set by the Indian Standards Institute (Indian Standards: 2490, 1982).
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  • You think you can't get a feel of a perfect sunrise.. you will never say once you visit hebbal lake early morning.. A home for many migrating birds get a DSLR and this is one of the best for you "Bird...  more »
  • In between the concrete jungal, this lake is a heaven for relaxing. Although the place is not so neat and clean therefore I have given 4 points instead of 5, it is a paradise for morning walkers and e...  more »
  • Hebbal Lake is located in the north of Bangalore on the highway along the junction of Bellary Road and Outer Ring Road. This lake was constructed by Kempe Gowda in 16th Century. We visited this lake i...  more »