Rapid assessment of Kodaikanal lake

Kodaikanal Lake which forms the heart of the resort is a star shaped lake, covering an area of about 24 hectares. Kodaikanal Lake was created in 1863 by Sir Hendry Levinge. The objectives of this study is to assess the physico-chemical and biological quality of the Kodaikanal lake and to assess whether the lake requires bioremidiation programme.