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'''Tulsi Lake'''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> is a </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresh_water fresh water]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> lake in northern </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Mumbai]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">. It is stated to be the second largest lake in </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Mumbai]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> and supplies part of the city’s </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potable_water potable water]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">.</span><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Tulsi_1-0" style="line-height:1em;">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsi_lake#cite_note-Tulsi-1 [1]]</sup><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> This is one of the three lakes located in the</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsette Salsette]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> Island; the other two being </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powai_Lake Powai Lake]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> and </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vihar_Lake Vihar Lake]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">.</span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> Both Tulsi lake and Vihar lake are located within the densely forested </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Gandhi_National_Park Sanjay Gandhi National Park]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> or also known popularly as the </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borivali_National_Park Borivali National Park]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> (BNP)</span>
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'''Tulsi Lake'''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> is a </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresh_water fresh water]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> lake in northern </span>[[Mumbai]] <span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">. It is stated to be the second largest lake in </span>Mumbai<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> and supplies part of the city’s </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potable_water potable water]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">.</span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">This is one of the three lakes located in the </span>Salsette<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> Island; the other two being </span>[[Powai Lake]] <span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> and </span>[[Vihar Lake]] <span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">.</span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> Both Tulsi lake and Vihar lake are located within the densely forested </span>[[Sanjay Gandhi National Park]] <span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> or also known popularly as the </span>Borivali National Park<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> (BNP)</span>
 
==<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">Location</span>==
 
==<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">Location</span>==
   
 
==<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:19px;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">Hydrology</span>==
 
==<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:19px;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">Hydrology</span>==
<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:19px;">[[File:Tl3.png|thumb|left]]T</span>ulsi Lake was built by damming the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Tasso River Tasso], and redirecting the flow to the nearby [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vihar_Lake Vihar Lake]. Rain water from the catchment area of 676 hectares of[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powai Powai]-[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanheri Kanheri] hill ranges drains into the lake. During the rainy season the flood flows out flows into the Powai Lake and further down in to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithi_River Mithi River]. The maximum height of hill in the catchment is about 400 m. The southwest monsoon sets in by mid June and lasts till September. The [[File:Tl.jpg|thumb]]maximum rainfall is normally recorded in the months of July and August. The mean annual rainfall is reported to be 2500 mm. The plan to create the lake was conceived in 1872 A.D and construction completed 1897 A.D. It was designed as a backup for the Vihar Lake. The lake has surface area of 1.35 km² (135 hectares). The average water depth is reported to be 12 m with a gross storage at Full Supply Level (FSL) of 2,294 million imperial gallons (10,430,000 m<sup style="line-height:1em;">3</sup>), out of which 4 million imperial gallons (18,000 m<sup style="line-height:1em;">3</sup>) per day are supplied to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Mumbai Greater Mumbai]. The highest overflow level, recorded at the dam is 139.17 m (456.6 ft).This fresh water lake primarily fulfills the water requirement of the southern part of Mumbai.</p>
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:19px;">T</span>ulsi Lake was built by damming the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Tasso River Tasso], and redirecting the flow to the nearby Vihar Lake. Rain water from the catchment area of 676 hectares of Powai-Kanheri hill ranges drains into the lake. During the rainy season the flood flows out flows into the Powai Lake and further down in to the Mithi River. The maximum height of hill in the catchment is about 400 m. The southwest monsoon sets in by mid June and lasts till September. The maximum rainfall is normally recorded in the months of July and August. The mean annual rainfall is reported to be 2500 mm. The plan to create the lake was conceived in 1872 A.D and construction completed 1897 A.D. It was designed as a backup for the Vihar Lake. The lake has surface area of 1.35 km² (135 hectares). The average water depth is reported to be 12 m with a gross storage at Full Supply Level (FSL) of 2,294 million imperial gallons (10,430,000 m<sup style="line-height:1em;">3</sup>), out of which 4 million imperial gallons (18,000 m<sup style="line-height:1em;">3</sup>) per day are supplied to Greater Mumbai. The highest overflow level, recorded at the dam is 139.17 m (456.6 ft).This fresh water lake primarily fulfills the water requirement of the southern part of Mumbai.</p>
   
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<h2 style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">Access</h2>
 
<h2 style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">Access</h2>
<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">The lake is located 32 km to the north of Mumbai by road. The nearest suburban electric train station is Borivli East on the Western Railways and is close to western express highway, with a further travel of 6 km from the station by road to the lake. The nearest [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahar_International_Airport Sahar International Airport] is at a distance of about 20 km. As the lake is located inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, entry permits are to be obtained from the park authorities for visit to the lake.</p>
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">The lake is located 32 km to the north of Mumbai by road. The nearest suburban electric train station is [[Borivali Railway Station|Borivli ]] East on the [[Western Railway]]s and is close to [[Western Express Highway|western express highway]] , with a further travel of 6 km from the station by road to the lake. The nearest [[Mumbai Airport ( Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport )|Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport]] is at a distance of about 20 km. As the lake is located inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, entry permits are to be obtained from the park authorities for visit to the lake.</p>
 
==Flora and fauna==
 
==Flora and fauna==
<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">The vegetation on the hill slopes draining into the lake is thick and lush, undisturbed and of mixed moist deciduous type. The lake and its catchment are protected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Sanjay Gandhi National Park Authority. As the lake is situated inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the flora and fauna reported for the park would be relevant to the lake. However, fresh water[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodile crocodiles] Mugger or Marsh [[File:Tl2.jpg|thumb]]crocodiles (''Crocodilus palustris'') are known to inhabit the lake in sustainable numbers. As it is difficult to sight them in the lake, the park has set up a Crocodile Park’ to view the reptiles of different sizes</p>
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">The vegetation on the hill slopes draining into the lake is thick and lush, undisturbed and of mixed moist deciduous type. The lake and its catchment are protected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Sanjay Gandhi National Park Authority. As the lake is situated inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the flora and fauna reported for the park would be relevant to the lake. However, fresh water [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodile crocodiles] Mugger or Marsh crocodiles (''Crocodilus palustris'') are known to inhabit the lake in sustainable numbers. As it is difficult to sight them in the lake, the park has set up a Crocodile Park’ to view the reptiles of different sizes</p>
 
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Latest revision as of 10:25, June 18, 2014

Tulsi Lake is a fresh water lake in northern Mumbai . It is stated to be the second largest lake in Mumbai and supplies part of the city’s potable water.This is one of the three lakes located in the Salsette Island; the other two being Powai Lake and Vihar Lake . Both Tulsi lake and Vihar lake are located within the densely forested Sanjay Gandhi National Park or also known popularly as the Borivali National Park (BNP)

LocationEdit

HydrologyEdit

Tulsi Lake was built by damming the River Tasso, and redirecting the flow to the nearby Vihar Lake. Rain water from the catchment area of 676 hectares of Powai-Kanheri hill ranges drains into the lake. During the rainy season the flood flows out flows into the Powai Lake and further down in to the Mithi River. The maximum height of hill in the catchment is about 400 m. The southwest monsoon sets in by mid June and lasts till September. The maximum rainfall is normally recorded in the months of July and August. The mean annual rainfall is reported to be 2500 mm. The plan to create the lake was conceived in 1872 A.D and construction completed 1897 A.D. It was designed as a backup for the Vihar Lake. The lake has surface area of 1.35 km² (135 hectares). The average water depth is reported to be 12 m with a gross storage at Full Supply Level (FSL) of 2,294 million imperial gallons (10,430,000 m3), out of which 4 million imperial gallons (18,000 m3) per day are supplied to Greater Mumbai. The highest overflow level, recorded at the dam is 139.17 m (456.6 ft).This fresh water lake primarily fulfills the water requirement of the southern part of Mumbai.

Access

The lake is located 32 km to the north of Mumbai by road. The nearest suburban electric train station is Borivli East on the Western Railways and is close to western express highway , with a further travel of 6 km from the station by road to the lake. The nearest Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is at a distance of about 20 km. As the lake is located inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, entry permits are to be obtained from the park authorities for visit to the lake.

Flora and faunaEdit

The vegetation on the hill slopes draining into the lake is thick and lush, undisturbed and of mixed moist deciduous type. The lake and its catchment are protected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Sanjay Gandhi National Park Authority. As the lake is situated inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the flora and fauna reported for the park would be relevant to the lake. However, fresh water crocodiles Mugger or Marsh crocodiles (Crocodilus palustris) are known to inhabit the lake in sustainable numbers. As it is difficult to sight them in the lake, the park has set up a Crocodile Park’ to view the reptiles of different sizes

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