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Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake water levels drop amid scorching heatwave; business also hit

Diminishing water levels at Sukhna Lake have also raised apprehensions among fishermen and boat operators who rely on the lake for their livelihoods

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Jasleen Kaur -- June 17th 2024 05:47 PM
Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake water levels drop amid scorching heatwave; business also hit

Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake water levels drop amid scorching heatwave; business also hit

PTC Web Desk: The picturesque Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh is showcasing a stark reality as water levels begin to plummet due to the relentless heatwave conditions prevailing in the region. With temperatures soaring and the mercury consistently rising, the once-glistening waters of Sukhna Lake are gradually receding, raising concerns among residents and environmentalists alike.

The scorching heat and escalating temperatures have led to a rapid decline in water levels. Several areas surrounding the lake have already witnessed a significant deterioration in water availability, with signs of drying evident in many places. The situation has become so dire that the iconic lotus flowers, synonymous with Sukhna Lake's beauty, are beginning to wither due to the diminishing water levels.



The dwindling water levels at Sukhna Lake are a cause for alarm, especially considering the vital role the lake plays in maintaining the ecological balance and providing recreational activities for residents and visitors. If the current conditions persist, there is a looming threat of further depletion.

Moreover, the diminishing water levels at Sukhna Lake have also raised apprehensions among fishermen and boat operators who rely on the lake for their livelihoods. With dwindling water resources, their ability to carry out their occupations has been severely impacted.

Notably, the ongoing heatwave has resulted in a decrease in footfall at Sukhna Lake, affecting businesses and vendors who depend on tourism and recreational activities for their income. As temperatures continue to soar, visitors are opting to stay indoors.

- With inputs from our correspondent

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