Water bodies have traditionally served the function of meeting water requirements of people for drinking, cooking and household uses like washing, agriculture, fishing, and also for religious and cultural purposes. Lakes are also known to recharge groundwater, and channel water flows to prevent waterlogging and flooding. They are also host to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Not only do they feature the landscape of a place, they also are vital in hydrological severe conditions like drought and floods, they influence the micro-climate as well as enhance the aesthetic beauty of the landscape and offer various recreational opportunities. Water bodies in urban areas provide a diversity of values and uses ranging from ecological goods and services to direct production values. The stored water may be used for the consumptive purpose as well as non-consumptive use like irrigation, fishing, ecotourism, etc.
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