Lost lakes in Chennai & New

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Long Tank (1909)

It ran through Chetpet, Nungambakkam, Teynampet and Saidapet, but today it had completely vanished.

Valluvar kottam was build by Kalaingar (DMK) in 1970


Vyasarpadi Tank

Vyasarpadi tank in northern Chennai now houses the Dr Ambedkar Government Arts College as well as the homes of the poor in BV Colony and Saliman Colony.

Kalaingar(DMK) was CM of TN, approved to build college in 1973


Velachery & Adambakkam Lake

Velachery surroundings were faced lot of problem in 2015 flood.
It continues to face water-logging and traffic jams every year. Two Adambakkam lakes are not evident any longer as it was came down from 70 to 7 acres now.


Back of Ripon building

old photo of Ripon Building that houses the Corporation of Madras
with nearly 11 tanks & a zoo.

Now this tank stands by the name “Allikulam market” popularly known as "Moore Market"


Katteri Lake

In the 1970 , a lake called Katteri can be seen just below the winding Adyar River. Now along this lake lies the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre(TNSTC) as well as the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board office (TNEB) of Taramani area.


Kodungaiyur Lake

The Kodungaiyur Lake of North Chennai no longer exists. In its place is Muthamizh Nagar, consisting of tightly-packed houses of the Tamil Nadu government housing board project by DMK govt

One of the #DMK HQ are also in same area

Konnur Lake

Konnur tank near villivakkam now became SIDCO Nagar and it wad submerged during the 2015 flood more attention was given to the place and it was the last place in Chennai to recover from flood.


Kazhiveli Lake

Kazhiveli of palikaranai has reduced from 5000 to 500 hectacre abt 40yrs. Actually it was partially reserve forest but now it is dying out.

More than 70% of marshland occupied by IT companies, colleges, Hospitals


Chennai had about 650 small water bodies, but it is reduced to less than 30 now. As per the records, the area of 19 major lakes in the city has shrunk from 11,130 to 1,045 ha

"A little lake you love is the biggest ocean for you "

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