Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · The Risk of Being Dangerously Shallow
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

The Risk of Being Dangerously Shallow

Baliís Mount Batur Water Depth Decreases from 200 to 80 Meters Due to Erosion and Soil Excavation


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Kintamani, Lake Batur, Mount Batur, Batur Geopark, Gusti Laksana, Bangli Environmental Agency, BLG
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/24/2014)

Poor development planning and control in the regency of Bangli is wreaking significant environmental damage on an area that includes the picturesque Mount Batur Geopark.

A number of verdant hills in Bangli are being hauled away and sold as landfill for road and construction projects to feed the frenzied pace of developments across Bali.

DenPost reports that Bangli’s Environmental Agency (BLH) is concerned the regency’s iconic Lake Batur is being silted into oblivion. Batur Lake’s depth is now measured at only 80 meters, substantially shallower that its former depth estimated depth of 200 meters.

The chief of BLG-Bangli, Gusti Laksana, said the disturbingly shallow measure of the lake’s depth is included in data provided by environmental experts drawn from universities across Indonesia.

Those experts blame the silting of Lake Batur on soil and sand from landslides and soil excavation sites. The shallow lake is also resulting is rising shorelines placing once-fertile farming plots under water.

The academic experts analyzing the lake’s condition say that in order restore the lake to its original depth a massive dredging project is required.

Claiming the regency’s financial resources are insufficient to undertake the large-scale dredging required, government officials are hoping new investment in a golf course in the area will provide a tax base capable of financing a restoration of the lake.

A restoration of the lake’s carrying capacity for water has even wider implications for the water supply of low-lying areas of Bali whose water supplies are fed in part by the lake.
 


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Lips are Sealed
Bali Police Raid Bibir Cafť and Take Customers into Custody Under the Suspicion of Illicit Drug Use
(7/16/2017)
Luggage. What Luggage?
Malaysian Malindo Flight Bound for Brisbane Leave Passengers Luggage Behind in Bali
(7/16/2017)
An Emphasis on Street and Neighborhood Policing
Bali Police Training Special Street Crime Units to Ensure Safety of Tourist Visitors
(7/16/2017)
We Are Many; We Are One!
12th Sanur Village Festival August 9-13, 2017 Seeking to Unite the Indonesian Nation.
(7/16/2017)
A Stake in Kidney Transplants
Baliís Sanglah General Hospital Preparing to Perform its 5th Kidney Transplant in August 2017.
(7/16/2017)
They Have to Be Carefully Taught
Young Girl from Bangli, Bali Special Needs Schools Qualifies to Compete in National Painting Competition
(7/17/2017)
Baliís Travel Event of the Year
Skal Travel Industry Ball at Ayodya Resort Bali Saturday, August 5, 2017
(7/16/2017)
Carolís Calling
Carol Waller Appointed General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Benoa
(7/16/2017)
Certified Conservationists
Ayodya Resort Bali Certified by TUV Rheinland Indonesia
(7/16/2017)
In the Summertime
Bali Airport Redecorates to Welcome the Summer Tourist Rush
(7/16/2017)
Relief for the Reef
Pressure Grows for Compensation and Criminal Charges Against Captain of Caledonia Sky that Damaged Reef at Raja Ampat
(7/16/2017)
More Ships Ahoy
Indonesia Determined to Increase Share of Cruise and Yacht Market
(7/16/2017)
All [News]!