Haleji Lake

Haleji Lake is a perennial freshwater lake in Thatta District of Sindh Province, Pakistan. It is 6.58 km2 (2.54 sq.Mi) in length and is surrounded with the resource of marshes and brackish seepage lagoons.

History

Haleji Lake have become a saline lagoon until the Nineteen Thirties and changed into transformed proper right into a reservoir to provide greater water to Karachi. During World War II, more water modified into required for troops stationed at Karachi. The then-British Government of Sindh Province determined to increase the ability of the lake through the usage of introducing a feeder canal from the Indus River. Salt water changed into worn-out out and an embankment was constructed around the lake which became fed with easy water through a canal. The art work turn out to be positioned on a war footing and changed into finished inside 24 months.

Fauna

Haleji Lake is a wintering web website for waterfowl which includes cotton teal, spot-billed duck, crimson moorhen and pheasant-tailed jacana. It is also a breeding internet site online for egrets and herons.

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