Lake replenished with snowmelt in Turkey’s Konya
DHA photoA famous lake in Central Anatolian that had largely dried up has been replenished with runoff from snow, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Meke Lake in the Karapınar district, which is known as the “world’s evil eye talisman,” had begun to dry up due to drought brought on by excessive agricultural irrigation that had reduced the ground water that fed the lake.
However, thanks to recent snow, the lake’s water level has begun to rise, both due to snow that has fallen in the area and because the local municipality has been trucking in snow that has fallen in the city center.
The mayor of Karapınar, Mehmet Yaka, said they were hoping the water surface would rise in the forthcoming months thanks to more snowfall.
“The Meke Crater Lake is … on the seventh kilometer of the Karapınar-Ereğli highway. Meke’s water surface had decreased due to drought in recent years but heavy snowfall have had a positive effect on the lake,” he added.
Yaka also said they added snow which was gathered from city center to the lake.
“The water surface has increased to one meter with the addition of snow that was gathered from the city center during cleaning work by the municipality. We hope that the water surface will increase more than before with the recent snowfall,” he said.