Buldana: The famous, 50,000 year old Lonar Lake, in Buldana district, Maharashtra, formed as an outcome of meteor outbursts on the surface of the Earth, has turned pink, informed the localities to the forest department. Lonar lake is one of the world’s largest basaltic craters.
Saifan Nadaf, the tehsildar of Lonar said, “In the last two-three days, we have noticed that the color of lake water has changed. The forest department officials have been asked to collect a lake water sample for analysis and find out the reason.”
Buldana collector, Dr. Suman Chandra requested the scientists of National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, to examine why the lake water has turned pink.
“Local officials have told me that usually the water in the lake does turn reddish in the monsoon but this time it appears to be more reddish. So, I have written to NEERI to let us know the reasons behind the phenomenon,” said Dr. Chandra. “It is generally attributed to algal bloom in the lake around this time of the year,” she added.