Hussain Sagar Lake
Hussain Sagar Is a Lake In Hyderabad, Telangana, India, Built By Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali In 1562, During The Rule Of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. It Is Spread Across An Area Of 5.7 Square Kilometers And Is Fed By River Musi. A Large Monolithic Statue Of The Gautama Buddha, Erected In 1992 Stands In An Island In The Middle Of The Lake. Maximum Depth Of The Lake Is 32 Feet.
Location:Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Basin Countries: India
Max. Length:3.2 km (2.0 mi)
Max. Width:2.8 km (1.7 mi)
Surface Area:4.4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Max. Depth:32 Feet (9.8 m)
Surface Elevation:1,759 Feet (536 m)
Hussain Sagar Was Built Across a Tributary Of The River Musi River In 1562 By Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. The Lake Was Named After Hussain Shah Wali, Who Helped Design It. It Is An Artificial Lake That Holds Water Perennially Fed By Canals From Musi River. Hussain Sagar Was The Main Source Of Water Supply To Hyderabad Before Himayat Sagar And Osman Sagar Were Built On River Musi
Landmarks and attractions
The Road On The Tank Bund Was Widened In 1946 When Sir Mirza Ismail Was The Prime Minister Of Hyderabad Deccan. Further Widening And Beautification Of The Tank Bund Took Place During 1987-88 With The Addition Of Fountains With Dancing Waters, Tantalizing Colored Lights At Night And Bronze Statues.
- Patton Tank
- Buddha Statue
- Lumbini Park
- Birla Mandir
- Sanjeevaiah Park
- Prasad's IMAX
- NTR Gardens
- Tomb Of Saidani Maa Sahebaa
- Hussain Sagar Lake For Sailing.
- The Yacht Club
Environmental conditions and conservation
Hussain Sagar Lake Forms An Important Part Of Hyderabad But Now Has Become The Main Sewage Collection Zone Of The Twin Cities Of Hyderabad And Secunderabad. As a Result Of Heavy Anthropogenic Pressures Such As Unplanned Urbanization, The Entire Ecosystem Of Hussain Sagar Lake Has Changed. The Water Quality Has Deteriorated Considerably During The Last Three Decades. The Lake Has Become Shallow Due To Siltation And Accumulation Of Plant Debris. A 2008 Study Of The Lake's Water And Sediment Has Found That It Has Exceeded Its Eutrophic Condition, Reaching Hypereutrophic Status. Many Undesirable Changes In The Structure Of Biological Communities Have Resulted, And Some Important Species Have Either Declined Or Completely Disappeared. Realising The Importance Of Conservation Of Hussain Sagar Lake, a Project Has Been Formulated. This Project Shall Be Implemented By APPCB, Hyderabad, India. In This Respect, a Project Feasibility Report Has Been Prepared For The Approval And Financing. In Spite Of The Commission Of a Sewage Treatment Plant On The Western Side, Large Amount Of Untreated Sewage And Industrial Effluents Continue To Flow Into The Lake.
Hussain Sagar Is Serviced By MMTS Train Stations At Necklace Road, James Street And Sanjeevaiah Park. Necklace Road Runs Along The Lake And Connects Important Locations On Its Banks.