The lake in Kemerburgaz Urban Forest turned into a desert
The lake located in Istanbul Kemerburgaz Urban Forest and connected to Alibey Stream has completely dried up. Sheep and goats started grazing in the area where the lake is located. On the other hand, ISKI average dam occupancy rate in Istanbul, where the lowest water level of the last 10 years was seen, was measured as 31.57 percent.
The lake in Kemerburgaz Urban Forest, located north of Alibeyköy Dam Lake, has completely dried up.
The area connected to Alibey Creek has almost turned into a desert.
There is no trace of the lake left in the area where there are signs that it is dangerous to enter the lake.
Sheep and goats started grazing on the completely dried lake. The lake, which was also visualized from the air, caused uneasiness.
The dried lake was also seen from the air.
IT’S BEEN A MONTH
Shepherd Murat Emek, who came to graze his sheep, said, “There was water here in winter. It has been a month, a month and a half since this happened. The sheep have just arrived, it has been a week and 10 days. They are grazing because there is grass. It is dangerous. If it sinks where there is a stream, you cannot get it out. There is a risk, but not at the moment. I don’t come here when it rains. When it rains, feet sink anyway.”
DAM OCCUPANCY RATE IN ISTANBUL 31.57 PERCENT
In Istanbul, where the lowest water level of the last 10 years was seen, ISKI average dam occupancy rate was measured as 31.57 percent.
According to the data, the water levels of the dams are as follows:
Ömerli Dam 66 percent, Darlık Dam 47 percent, Elmalı Dam 23 percent, Terkos Dam 18 percent, Alibey Dam 15 percent, Büyükçekmece 12 percent, Sazlıdere Dam 16 percent.