Wular Lake dredging program (VIDEO)

Reach Dredging Limited, a division of the Rashmi Group, has just released this amazing video about the Wular Lake dredging program in the Kashmir Valley.

Spanning over an area of 130 sq. km, the lake plays a crucial role in the hydrographic system of the Kashmir Valley by acting as an absorption basin for floodwater. It also supports the livelihood of a huge population and is a habitat for migratory water birds.

However, the drainage of the lake for agricultural purposes, willow plantation, and settlements have led to the contraction of the Wular Lake area and thus its conservation is a national concern.

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A fleet of machinery including high tech cutter suction dredgers (500 CSD & 250 CSD), long boom & short boom excavators, multicat tug boat, cranes, hydrographic survey equipment and tippers/dumpers have been deployed for the project.

If all goes according to schedule, the Wular Lake dredging program will be completed sometime next year.

Photo: Reach Dredging