Newskarnataka – Mysore
Mysore :Hundreds of fish in picturesque Karanji Lake were found dead on Saturday May 10, due to the heavy inflow of sewage water from manholes.
Reports say that the cause is heavy inflow of sewage water from overflowing manholes in Siddartha Layout in east Mysore may have caused their death. This follows a heavy downpour in Mysore since few days. Water samples have been collected to assess exact cause of death.
Zoo officials confirmed that over 300 fish were found dead on the east side of the lake from where storm water enters the water body. Incessant rain caused problem as storm water mixed sewage water overflowed from manholes and polluted the lake.
MCC commissioner PG Ramesh confirmed that sewage inflow may have caused fish death and we are working to prevent inflow of sewage to the Lake. We are diverting sewage line to protect the water body and work is in progress. In few weeks time we will be able to divert the UGD water away from the lake.