Kashmir's Fresh Water Lake Wular Threatened

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Non-biodegradable waste floating in on the algae in the polluted lake... News PhotoAir Pollution,Algae,Environmental Conservation,Environmental Issues,Horizontal,India,Jammu and Kashmir,Kilometer,Lake,Nature,Srinagar,SummerPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Yawar NazirWULAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Non-biodegradable waste floating in on the algae in the polluted lake on September 19, 2012 in Wular 75 km (46 miles) north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Wular Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia, is located in the north of Indian administered Kashmir. The Lake, which acts as a natural flood reservoir for the River Jehlum, has shrunk to about a quarter of its original size largely due to siltation from rivers feeding into the lake and human encroachments. Due to human interference, there has been severe depletion of some important endemic and endangered plants. Wular Lake looks more like a flat marshy plain than a large lake now because it is silting up rapidly due to run-off from its denuded catchment. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)