Aerial view of the lake in September 2018
|Location||tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu, South India|
|Native name||செம்பரம்பாக்கம் ஏரி (Tamil)|
|Primary outflows||Adyar River|
|Surface area||3,800 acres (15 km2)|
Chembarambakkam lake is a lake located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, about 25 km from Chennai. It is one of the two rain-fed reservoirs from where water is drawn for supply to Chennai City, the other one being the Puzhal Lake. The Adyar River originates from this lake. A part of water supply of the metropolis of Chennai is drawn from this lake.
- The Full Tank Level is 85.40 ft (26.03 m).
- The Full Capacity (mcft) of the lake is 3,645 million ft³ (108million m³).
- The Level of the tank in feet is 75.60 ft (23.04 m).
There are two pipelines existing from the lake's water treatment plant. The existing pipeline on Poonamallee Bypass Road has the capacity to convey only half of the 530 million litres that can be treated at the plant. In 2012, Chennai Metrowater started evaluating the feasibility of laying a third pipeline with a diameter of about 2,000 mm from the Chembarambakkam water treatment plant at a cost of ₹ 650million, which will run parallel to the existing one for over 6.5 km.
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