Thousands of fish found dead in Dal Lake in Srinagar : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Thousands of fish found dead in Dal Lake in Srinagar

Thousands of fish found dead in Dal Lake in Srinagar

A boatman removes dead fish from Dal Lake in Srinagar. ANI



Samaan Lateef

Srinagar, May 26

Thousands of fish have been found lifeless in the iconic Dal Lake in Srinagar, prompting concerns among residents.

While scientists attribute the mass death to thermal stratification, some residents are pointing fingers at the authorities, blaming the unscientific and unregulated dredging of the lake in preparation for the G20 meeting.

In the days leading up to the G20 meeting held between May 22 and 24, local residents near the lake reported the sight of numerous dead fish floating on the water’s surface.

The cleaning activities conducted to enhance the lake’s appearance for visitors, particularly the removal of vegetation and weeds, have been cited as potential causes by the residents.

The unpleasant stench of decaying fish has now spread throughout the entire lake, further exacerbating concerns.

However, officials from the Fisheries Department attributed the fish deaths to erratic weather patterns and changes in the lake’s hydroponic properties. They say the large-scale death of small fish is a consequence of thermal stratification, which refers to temperature variations at different depths within the lake.

Thermal stratification occurs when different layers of water in a lake have varying temperatures. The temperature variations can hinder the circulation of oxygen throughout the lake, potentially leading to low oxygen levels in deeper areas.

#kashmir #Srinagar


Top News

Willing to tender public apology, Ramdev and Balkrishna tell Supreme Court

Supreme Court asks Ramdev, Balkrishna to issue public apology; says not letting them off hook yet

Both Ramdev and Balkrishna were present during the hearing a...

United Nations worried Israel could strike Iran nuclear facilities

United Nations worried Israel could strike Iran nuclear facilities

Iran says its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful, but We...

This election is to punish those who are against Constitution: PM Modi

This election is to punish those who are against Constitution: PM Modi

He also accused the opposition leaders, including those of t...

BJP announces 4 candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Punjab

BJP announces 4 candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Punjab; fields ex-IAS officer Parampal Kaur from Bathinda

The party replaces Union minister Som Parkash with his wife ...


Cities

View All