26th September 2009, firstlanka.com
The Ministry of Construction & Engineering Services has taken steps to rehabilitate Jaffna Lagoon scheme balance work at Thondamanaru barrage and rehabilitation of Ariyale barrage, kapoothu bund and other 13 earth Bunds.
According to the Ministry sources, steps also have been taken to convert following 3 lagoons into fresh water lakes by constructing barrages and bunds whenever necessary.
(a) Vadamarachchi lagoon with a surface area of 77.5 sq.km which will be fed from its catchments area of 300 sq.km.
(b) Uppuaru lagoon with a surface area of 26.5 sq.km which will be fed from its catchments area of 220 sq.km.
(c)Elephant Pass logoon with a surface area of 77.5 sq.km. which will be fed from its catchments area of 940 sq.km and convey its water to Vadamarachchi lagoon through a 4 km. long link channel.