As land use in the Chilika Lake area changes from forest to settlements and paddy agriculture sewage, and fertilizer and pesticides runoff increases into the Lake. This extra nutrient input results in algae blooms that float and sit on the bottom.

Chilika Lake Pollution Pressure

As land use in the Chilika Lake area changes from forest to settlements and paddy agriculture sewage, and fertilizer and pesticides runoff increases into the Lake. This extra nutrient input results in algae blooms that float and sit on the bottom.

diagram pollution chilika lake runoff pressure agriculture algae blooms sewage pesticides extra nutrient input

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2014-06-05
AlbumEcosystems > Coastal/Marine
TypeGraphic
Project(s)EcoCheck
Dimensions1000 x 1958
Filesize324 kB
Number of Downloads60
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)