Ambattur Lake is located in Ambattur in the city of Chennai. It acts as a rain-fed reservoir and functions to provide drinking water to the people of Chennai. Ambattur Lake, Korattur aeri and Madhavaram aeri form a chain of water bodies. This chain functions to transfer excess water from one to another.
Chembarambakkam Lake is located in the district of Kanchipuram. Characteristically, this lake is a reservoir. This lake faces threat in terms of adverse effect on its water holding capacity with the passage of time, due to severe sedimentation.
Ooty Lake is located in Ooty in the district of Nilgiri. This artificial lake is spread over an area of about 65 acres. The groves of Eucalyptus trees lend a picturesque setting to this lake. Boating on this lake is a fun filled possibility.
Veeranam Lake is situated about 14 kilometers away from Lalpet in the district of Cuddalore. It functions as a reservoir and has a catchment area of about 25 square kilometers (9.7 sq mi). Veeranam Lake was constructed in the 10th century. Rajaditya Chola is credited with the establishment of this lake.
Kaliveli Lake is situated in the district of Viluppuram. Characteristically, this lake is a seasonal wetland. This lake is considered to be one of the largest wetlands in India and has the distinction of being a wetland of both national and international importance by the IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).
Singanallur Lake is located in Singanallur in Coimbatore. This lake has a surface area of about 1.153 square meters (0.445 sq mi), average depth of about 4.25 meters (13.9 ft) and water volume of about 52,270,000 m3 (0.01254 cu mi). This lake is known to have high alkalinity levels of about 386.61 mg/L.
Other Lakes of Tamil Nadu
Some of the other Lakes of Tamil Nadu are Pattupalli Lake, Kodaikanal Lake, Valankulam Lake, Avalanche Lake, Panpakkam Lake, Ukkadam Lake, Paniyeri Lake, Madurantakam Lake, Kaduvetti Lake Manimangalam Lake and Emerald Lake.