Dal Lake : Thousand Of fish Died
Thousands of fish in the Dal Lake have died over the past few days with authorities blaming a sudden fluctuation in temperature in the region.
- Dal Lake is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
- It is surrounded by the Pir Panjal mountains.
- It is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”.
- Spread across an area of around 26 square kilometers, it is the second-largest lake in Jammu & Kashmir.
- The shore line of the lake, is about 15.5 kilometres (9.6 mi), is encompassed by a boulevard lined with Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats and hotels.
- During the winter season, the temperature sometimes reaches −11 °C (12 °F), freezing the lake.
- The lake is part of a natural wetland which covers 21.1 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi), including its floating gardens.
- The floating gardens, known as “Raad” in Kashmiri, blossom with lotus flowers during July and August.