Porur aeri

Porur Lake

Porur lake with the Chennai Bypass bridge in the background
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 13°02′03″N 80°09′02″E / 13.034223°N 80.15065°E / 13.034223; 80.15065Coordinates: 13°02′03″N 80°09′02″E / 13.034223°N 80.15065°E / 13.034223; 80.15065
Basin countries India
Settlements Chennai

Porur Lake (also called Retteri in local language), is located on the fringes of the suburb of Porur in south-west Chennai and is a primary water resource for people residing in Chennai. It is actually a temporary catchment area connected with Chembarambakkam Lake. It is spread over 200 acres with a capacity of 46 million cubic feet (mcft).

There are four filters working 24x7 to pump water to K. K. Nagar double tank distribution point. Bathing, Washing and/or Swimming is currently prohibited in this lake from 1995. A better view of the lake can be appreciated from the Chennai bypass

In 2012, the Water Resources Department initiated a project to increase the capacity the tank along with two other lakes in the city at a cost of 1,300 million. This would deepen the lake by at least 1 m and increases the capacity to 70 mcft.[1][2]

See also


  1. Lakshmi, K. (26 January 2012). "Three tanks set for new lease of life". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 31 Jan 2012.
  2. Lakshmi, K. (3 October 2013). "Soon, Porur lake to be cleared of encroachments". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 6 Oct 2013.
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