Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.11, Issue 3,4, 2005; Page No.(569-575)

IMPACT OF CANALIZATION AND RELATIONSHIP OF LAND USE/ COVER CHANGE WITH LAKE NUTRIENT OF SANAPAT LAKE OF MANIPUR IN NORTHEASTERN INDIA

Alka jain, R.S. Singh, P.B. kanjilal and H. Birkumar Singh

Abstract

The impact of canalization and relationship of land use/cover change of Sanapat lake, a sub-basin of Loktak lake (one of the Ramsar sites of global importance) in Manipur of far northeastern India has been studied. Land modification due to canalization and subsequent marginal paddy cultivation has lead to decrease of open water area of the lake by 62% within a short span of 13 years.

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