Kattaka Kayal

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Kattaka Kayal
കട്ടക കായല്‍
കട്ടക്കായല്‍
Kattakayal
Kattaka Kayal is located in Kollam
Kattaka Kayal
Kattaka Kayal
Location in Kollam city
Kattaka Kayal is located in Kerala
Kattaka Kayal
Kattaka Kayal
Location in Kollam city
Location Sakthikulangara in Kollam, India
Coordinates 8°55′23.0268″N 76°32′39.2136″E / 8.923063000°N 76.544226000°E / 8.923063000; 76.544226000Coordinates: 8°55′23.0268″N 76°32′39.2136″E / 8.923063000°N 76.544226000°E / 8.923063000; 76.544226000
Type Stream
Part of Ashtamudi Lake
Primary inflows Vattakayal in Maruthadi
Catchment area 14.5 ha (0.056 sq mi)[1]
Basin countries India
Managing agency Kollam Municipal Corporation
Designation Sagara Samskarika Sangham
Max. length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width 30 m (0.030 km)
Surface area 36 acres (15 ha)
Islands none
Settlements Kollam

Kattaka Kayal (Malayalam: കട്ടക കായല്‍) or Kattakayal is a freshwater lake in Kollam city in the Kerala state of India. The lake connects Vattakayal, a 36 acre freshwater lake in Maruthadi, with Ashtamudi Lake in the city.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

Kattak Kayal is a part of Ashtamudi Lake and Vattakayal in Kollam, the two-km long stream was once the lifeline for most of the commercial activities at Sakthikulangara. Its width was 90 to 120 meters before 50 years. Three boat jetties were there along the course of Kattaka Kayal then and huge cargo vessels berthing for loading and unloading seafood items were a common view of Quilon city those days, it was home for more than 20 species of edible fish including Karimeen and Poomeen.[5][6]

Revival Program[edit]

A revival program for Vattakayal and Kattaka Kayal has been launched at Kollam on 1 November 2016 by V. Rajendrababu, Mayor of Kollam Municipal Corporation.[7] Kattakayal Punarjeevana Padhadi is an initiative of the Shakthikulangara-based cultural organisation Sagara Samskarika Sangham.[8] The main aim of this program is to revive both the lakes through various phases that includes cleaning of the lake and awareness campaigns.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "A stream fading into historyg - The Hindu". 20 September 2004. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Maruthadi - Maruthadi.Elisting.in". Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Water Resources - Government of Kerala". 7 March 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "A stream fading into historyg - The Hindu". 20 September 2004. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Tender Details for 7916_15 - Government of Kerala". 7 March 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lake revival programme launched - The Hindu". 2 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lake Revival Programme Launched - Indiaeveryday.in". 2 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Lake revival programme launched - The Hindu". 2 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.