Lake Restoration

The Alapakkam Lake – a preview

The Alapakkam Lake, locally known as Kuyavan Eri is located in between the military airstrip of Sittalapakkam in the north and Alapakkam in the south. The surrounding area is not densely populated and mainly shaped by fields and one-to two-storey houses. Some of those homes border the lake directly. Lush green weeds are covering the… Continue reading The Alapakkam Lake – a preview

Pond Restoration

Alleri tank – Silt is moving

The restoration of Alleri tank has been now going on for nearly a month and without no doubt, the lake has changed a lot. The de-watering has completely finished with only leaving two pits of water for fish, turtles and other aquatic animals to stay during the restoration progress. Invasive weeds have been removed from… Continue reading Alleri tank – Silt is moving

Pond Restoration

The Karuppan Kulam – Start of work

Work is going on for 2 weeks at Karuppan Kulam and many things have already changed. At first, the invasive weeds needed to be removed. Plants like the Prosopis Joliflora are destroying the native environment by leaving other native plants no space and water to grow. It looks green on top, but it is grey… Continue reading The Karuppan Kulam – Start of work

Pond Restoration

Samuel Nagar Pond – End of mechanical work

The excavators have left the pond and quietness has reentered the compound. A lot has changed during the last weeks of restoration work. The pond is located inside the Samuel Nagar burial ground in Manali and right next to a waste sorting facility. The pond was in bad shape at the start of the restoration, but… Continue reading Samuel Nagar Pond – End of mechanical work

Pond Restoration

Alleri Tank – water inside the industrial heaven

North of Tambaram, inside of the MEPZ a 5.1 acres waterbody can be found, the Alleri tank. It seems that this lake is having no severe problems. Lots of birds can be seen flying around, including kingfishers, pond herons and egrets. Even Indian flapshell turtles can be found inside the jungle of seaweed. But under… Continue reading Alleri Tank – water inside the industrial heaven

Pond Restoration

The Samuel Nagar Pond Restoration

The waterbody is located in Samuel Nagar in the northern suburbs of Chennai. The 0.65 acres-sized pond was in bad shape. Weeds grew all over the water. The bunds lost their structure. In addition, lots of waste from the neighbouring waste sorting unit was able to be found inside the water. Invasive bush species, like… Continue reading The Samuel Nagar Pond Restoration

Pond Restoration

Thamarai Kulam – a preview

Located in the northern-most tip of Chennai, the Kathivakkam Thamaraikulam is the biggest pond of Ennore. The pond, with a size of 4.9 acres in located right in the middle of Kamaraj Nagar. It is surrounded by several little one to two-storey buildings. Several things are threatening the waterbody. From the west side approximately 10… Continue reading Thamarai Kulam – a preview