Kanjia lake is a natural lake on the northern outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. While the main lake consist of 75 hectares (190 acres), the total wetland covers an area of 105 hectares (260 acres) with the scuba diving facility. It has rich biodiversity, and is a wetland of national importance which is helpful for maintaining the city's ecology. The lake ecosystem consist of 37 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles, 10 species of amphibians, 46 species of fishes and 3 species of prawns, 10 species of sub-merged macrophytes, 14 species of floating macrophytes and 24 species of emergent macrophytes. The lake is facing threat from uncontrolled quarrying, dumping of solid waste and haphazard real estate construction on its fringe areas. The lake constitute a part of the Nandankanan Zoological Park, and is used for recreational boating by the visitors.
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