|Porur Lake |
Porur lake with the Chennai Bypass bridge in the background
|Location||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Native name||போரூர் ஏரி (ரெட்டேரி) (Tamil)|
|Surface area||200 acres (81 ha)|
|Water volume||46,000,000 cubic feet (1,300,000 m3)|
Porur Lake (also called Retteri in local language), is located on the fringes of Porur in south-west Chennai and is a primary water resource for people residing in Chennai. It is 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 ₹ 130 crore. This would deepen the lake by at least 1 m and increases the capacity to 70 mcft.
- K. Lakshmi (20 December 2009). "Porur lake in pitiable state". The Hindu.
- "Residents evicted from Porur lake area protest". The Hindu. 28 November 2007.