Sasthamcotta Lake managed to remain a freshwater body for long owing to the virtual absence of nutrients in it.

Take out march to Minister Premachandran's residence

Water matters: Environmental activists take out a march to the residence of Minister for Water Resources N.K.

Whereas Sasthamcotta lake in Kunnathoor Taluk of Kollam district is the largest fresh water lake of Kerala, source of water supply to Kollam Municipal Corporation and suburbs and is a Ramsar site deserving to be protected from pollution, sedimentation and encroachment; whereas the lake is subjected to pollution of anthropogenic origin; whereas urgent preventive and mitigative measures are requi

Ignatius Pereira

It got cut off from Ashtamudi Lake About 7,000 years ago

Sasthamcotta largest freshwater lake in State

Findings published in earth science journal

The government will take steps to protect the Sasthamcotta Lake, the largest fresh water lake in the State.

KOLLAM: The Sasthamcotta Lake Protection Council started a relay satyagraha at Sasthamcotta demanding steps to conserve Asia

Sasthamkotta Lake is Kerala's biggest fresh water lake. The lake is facing degradation due to anthropogenic activities such as directing human waste, soil erosion due to destruction of vegetation and dumping of waste from hotels and slaughterhouses. The water samples from different stations were analysed from a period March 2006 to August 2006 to investigate the water quality parameters.