Rivers

Which one of the following is an artificial lake?

  1. Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
  2. Kolleru (Andhra Pradesh)
  3. Nainital (Uttarakhand)
  4. Renuka (Himachal Pradesh)

Answer

Kodaikanal Lake is a man-made lake located in the Kodaikanal city in Tamil Nadu. Sir Vere Henry Levinge, the then Collector of Madurai, was instrumental in creating the lake in 1863, amidst the Kodaikanal town which was developed by the British and early missionaries from USA.

Kolleru Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India located in Andhra Pradesh. It is located between Krishna and Godavari deltas. The lake is fed directly by water from the seasonal Budameru and Tammileru streams, and is connected to the Krishna and Godavari irrigation systems.

Nainital Lake is a natural freshwater body, located in Nainital in Uttarakhand. It is kidney shaped or crescent shaped and has an outfall at the southeastern end. Nainital Lake is one of the four Lakes of Kumaon hills - the other three lakes are the Sattal Lake, the Bhimtal Lake and the Naukuchiyatal Lake.

Renuka lake is in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh.

The correct option is A.