Environmental Geomorphology of Selected Lakes of T. Narasipur Taluk, Mysore District, KarnatakaBalasubramanian A and Yamuna S.M.
Department of Studies in Geology, Manasagangotri
University of Mysore, Mysore – 570 006, Karnataka, India
Phone: (821) – 515 525
Narasipur is situated in the eastern part of Mysore district. The total area of
the taluk is 599.1 sq. km. The taluk is surrounded by many lakes. The lakes
selected here are Bannuru Heggere (B.Heggere), Kaggalipura Kere, Alagudu Kere
and Kuruburu Kere. The geomorphology, drainage, morphometry and water quality is
discussed in this paper. The hydrographic, geological, demographic and
hydro-chemical parameter controls in the ecology of lakes in and around T.
Narasipur have been analysed by adopting an integrated approach. The study has
shown that the demographic activities cause severe damage to the fresh water
pond ecosystems. Siltation is a combined effect of geological, hydrographic and
demographic activities and processes. The study has provided an in-depth
database for lake restoration methods.