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Garbage threat to Puzhal lake canal

Source: Indian Express, Chennai, Date: October , 2017

Source: Indian Express, Chennai, Oct 18, 2017:- A canal from Red Hills lake which drains excess water during monsoon is flanked by a garbage dump, resulting in leachate and possible contamination of water when the lake fills up.The Red Hills lake, popularly known as ‘Puzhal lake’, serves as one of the biggest rain-fed reservoirs that serves the city. The lake can hold a maximum of 3,300 million cubic feet (mcft) of water. When the reservoir fills up, water drains out through the outlet that runs adjacent to the Ponneri highway. The outlet is surrounded by garbage dumps, which seems to have replaced grass and shrubs.

Read More: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2017/oct/18/garbage-threat-to-puzhal-lake-canal-1677005.html

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