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Buyukcekmece Lake

A few thousand years ago, the Sea of Marmara formed a small bay where The Great Drawer Lake was located….

By Admin , in Lakes , at October 1, 2019 Tags: , , ,

A few thousand years ago, the Sea of Marmara formed a small bay where The Great Drawer Lake was located. Over time, the sand ripped the darkness out of the sea into a lake. The area of Büyükçekce Lake was 12 square kilometers, and after it was turned into a dam for drinking water by ISKI, it reached 43 square kilometers. The largest river that feeds the lake is Karasu Creek. Büyükçekce is one of the two natural lakes that provide water to Istanbul.

The lake is home to about 170 bird species. The lake, which is important for species such as applehead patka and Siberian goose in winter, is an important breeding ground for the bakery patka, tern and longlegs in spring and summer. An important accommodation for storks and Mediterranean seagulls. Until recently, around 30 fish species lived in the lake, this number has dropped to 15 today. On the lake is the Sultan Suleiman (Büyükçekce) Bridge of Mimar Sinan, whose construction was completed in 1567. Sinan is the only work he refers to as “one of my favorite works” and has his signature.

Büyükçekmece Gölü içme suyu alanı olduğu için koruma altında olmasına rağmen yoğun bir yapılaşma tehdidiyle karşı karşıya. Son birkaç yıldır Karasu Dere’nin gölü besleyemeyecek kadar cılızlaşması, gölü tehdit eden başka bir etken. Ayrıca su toplama havzası içinde yer alan sanayi kuruluşlarının ve yerleşim birimlerinin arıtma tesislerinin olmaması, kısa süre içinde Küçükçekmece Gölü ile aynı kaderi paylaşacağını ve içme suyu sağlayamayacak kadar kirleneceğini akla getiriyor. İstanbul’un gelecekteki su gereksinimi düşünülerek Büyükçekmece Gölü ve onu besleyen havzanın koruma altına alınması ve yapılaşmaya kapatılması gerekiyor.