Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
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
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
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

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

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


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


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
Cherishing the Children
St. Regis Resort Bali and Laguna Resort & Spa Raises More than $20,000 for UNICEF at Lavish Beachside Moonlight Dinner
Itís a Bali Holiday
Official National Holidays and Shared Holidays in Indonesia for 2017
Me and My Guitar
West Bali Police Send Home 18 Punkers on a Personal Sojourn in Bali
Passport to a Clean Bureaucracy
Indonesian Immigration Service Joins the Anti-Corruption Campaign
Welcoming the Ultra-rich to Indonesia
Indonesia Eases the Rules for the Visits by Private Yachts and Private Aircraft to Indonesia
Those in Knead
Bali Culinary Professionals Teach Bali Orphans How to Bake
A Galactic Calamity
Garuda Indonesia Ban Samsung Galaxy 7 Smart Phones from all Flights
Copping it for Murdering a Copper
David Taylor and Sara Connor Headed for Day in Court in Murder of a Balinese Policeman
Seeking New Connections
Provincial and Regency Sources Scramble to Raise Fund to Replace Pedestrian Bridge Between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan
A Very Bad Exchange
French Exchange Student Arrested in Bali for Stealing a Motorcycle
Snake or Lizard?
Strange Reptile that Visited Bali Policemanís Home Has People Wondering: Is it a Snake or a Lizard?
Under Suspicion Again
Bali Police Acted Outside the Law in Halting Property Fraud Investigation Against Actor Jeremy Thomas
All [News]!