|Project Details||There are 14 dams and dam lakes on Bozcay, the biggest river feeding Burdur Lake. With the completion of Karacal Dams construction and consequent water retention a few years ago, there is no more water reaching Burdur Lake from Bozcay. |
A great number of wells drilled around the lake also cause the depletion of groundwater feeding it. It is estimated that 42 hm3 water is being extracted only from licensed wells of the basin. The magnitude of the water extraction from wells can be understood considering in addition the illegal groundwater wells.
In Burdur Lake Basin, 126hm3 water is being held in dams and dam lakes constructed over watercourses feeding the lake and 72,4 hm3 of this is being channeled to agricultural fields. With the start of Karacal Dams retention over Bozcay, the total held water amount has increased to 202 hm3.
Works have been initiated for the construction of 11 new artificial lakes in Burdur Lake Basin.
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Potential Affected Population||The population of Isparta, equal to 411,215. |
|Relevant government actors||Burdur Governorship, Burdur Municipality, Burdur Provincial Forestry and Water Affairs Directorate, Burdur General Directorate of Food, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Ministry of Forestry and Water Works: related with the construction of dams and dam lakes |
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||For the protection of Burdur Lake, the Nature Association (Doga Dernegi) cooperated with many other groups. In fact, together with some professional/trade associations in Burdur, NGOs working in different fields such as environment, womens issues, sports etc. act together to save the lake under the so called Rescue Crew for Burdur Lake in accordance with Nature Associations Saving Burdur Lake Project objectives and activities.|