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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Fewa lake is in danger - Pokhara

Posted by Dhruba shrestha Dec 28, 2016 :
Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal located in the south of the Pokhara Valley that includes Pokhara city. Phewa lake is located at an altitude of 742 m (2,434 ft) and covers an area of about 5.23 km2 (2.0 sq mi). It has an average depth of about 8.6 m (28 ft) and a maximum depth of 24 m (79 ft). Maximum water capacity of the lake is approximately 43,000,000 cubic metres (35,000 acre·ft). The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away from the lake. The lake is also famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface. But now the lake is in danger by the pollution and the lake is d=filling with the mud. The area is the lake is now decreasing and the people are using the land to make their homes. Government is unknown to this.

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