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Brackish Water Fisheries

Brackish Water Fisheries

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Brackish Water FisheriesBrackish Water Fisheries
 
C
hilka lake
C
hilka lake
CoordinatesCoordinates
1919°°43N
 
43N
 
L
ake
L
ake
typetype
p
art freshwater 
p
art saltwater 
p
art freshwater 
p
art saltwater 
P
rimary sources
P
rimary sources
M
ahanadi River 
M
ahanadi River 
P
rimary outflows
P
rimary outflows
Bay of BengalBay of Bengal
B
asin
B
asincountriescountries
I
ndia
I
ndia
M
ax length
M
ax length
2
9
km
2
9
km
S
urface area
S
urface area
906906--1165
km²
1165
km²
M
ax depth
M
ax depth
13
2
m
13
2
m
S
urface elevation
S
urface elevation
00--
2
m above
MSL2
m above
MSL
S
ettlements
S
ettlements
S
at
p
ara, Puri, Orissa,
I
ndia
S
at
p
ara, Puri, Orissa,
I
ndia
L
argest coastal lake in
I
ndia.
L
argest coastal lake in
I
ndia.
 
C
hilika
C
hilikalakelakeisisactuallyactuallyananestuarineestuarinelagoonlagoonshallowshallowthroughoutthroughoutitsits s
p
reads
p
read..
TheThelakelakeisisconnectedconnectedtotothetheseaseabybyaa
2
9
2
9
kmkmlonglongirregulairregularchannelchannel withwithseveralseveralsmallsmallsandysandyandandgenerallygenerallye
p
hemerale
p
hemeralislandsislands..
ChilkaChilkaLakeLake
(
also
(
also
ChilikaChilikaLakeLake
))isisaabrackishbrackishwatewater coastalcoastallakelakeinin
I
ndia
I
ndia's'sOrissaOrissastate,state,southsouthof ofthethemouthmouthof ofthethe
M
ahanadi
M
ahanadiRiveRiver ..
TheThelakelakewaswasformedformeddueduetotothethesiltingsiltingactionactionoofthethe
M
ahanadi
M
ahanadiRiveRiver ,, whichwhichdrainsdrainsintointothethenorthernnorthernendendoofthethelake,lake,andandthethenortherlynortherly currentscurrentsininthetheBayBayoofBengalBengal,,whichwhichhavehaveformedformedaasandbasandbaralongalong thetheeasterneasternshoreshoreleadingleadingtotothetheformationformationof ofaashallowshallowlagoonlagoon..
TheTheareaareaoofthethelakelakevariesvariesfromfrom
11651165
km²km²ininthethemonsoonmonsoonseasonseasontoto
906906
km²km²ininthethedrydryseason,season,andandisisstuddedstuddedwithwithnumerousnumeroussmallsmall islandsislands..TheThelargelargerislandsislandslieliebetweenbetweenthethesandbasandbarandandthethelake,lake, se
p
aratedse
p
aratedbybyshallowshallowchannels,channels,andandincludeincludeParikud,Parikud,Phulbari,Phulbari, Berah
p
ura,Berah
p
ura,
N
ua
p
ara,
N
ua
p
ara,
N
albana,
N
albana,andandTam
p
araTam
p
ara..
C
hilka
C
hilka
L
ake
L
akeisisdesignateddesignatedaawetlandwetlandoofinternationalinternationalim
p
ortanceim
p
ortanceunder underthetheRamsar Ramsar 
C
onvention
C
onvention..
TheThemainmainbodybodyoofthethelakelakereceives,receives,ononitsitsnorthernnorthernsidessidesseveralseveral branchesbranchesofoffmahanadimahanadisystemsystemoofwhichwhichriveriverDayaDayaisismostmost im
p
ortantim
p
ortant..TheThesouthernsouthernendendoofthethelakelakeisismarkedmarkedbybytwotwolonglongandand narrownarrowbaysbaysse
p
aratedse
p
aratedbybyrockyrockyhillshills..

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