Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The more shallow, Lake Batur will make drowned settlements

Lake Batur in Kintamani Bangli very poor condition

The more shallow, Lake Batur will make drowned settlements
Lake Batur in Kintamani Bangli
Lake Batur in Kintamani Bangli, is increasingly worrisome condition. Not only the problems of pollution and damage to ecosystems in the lake, but the problem of silting were difficult to overcome, because it is a natural processes and natural cycles. Siltation in Lake Batur, Kinamani, Bangli, occur because of the burden of volcanic ash from Mount Batur are constantly drifting toward the lake. During the rainy season, the ash is around the mountain peaks inside the caldera constantly hanyud towards the lake. The ash comes from the eruption that occurred decades ago. Slowly but continuously occurs, the ashes will settle to the bottom of the lake, and resulted in the silting of the lake.

Lake Batur in Caldera of Mount Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali
Not only is derived from volcanic ash around the lake, silting in Lake Batur, Kintamani Bangli, also caused by a fish farming cages in the lake. Fish farming in cages in the lake directly impact on the process of silting up the lake. Feed the fish in the cages will produce nitrate and waste products from the fish. A waste of fish continuously will accumulate under the cages, so that it becomes a pile of mud that resulted in the silting of the lake.

The results of organic and non-organic garbage into the lake also the greeting of the impact in accelerating the process of silting up of Lake Batur. Scour soil from agricultural land during the rainy season accelerates silting. Shallowing of the lake during the rainy season is very pronounced. Lake water will be felt meluad and flooded residential areas around the lake. Because of the shallow lake, the water will be noticeably higher from year to year.

Until now there has been no sosuli to address the problem of silting in Lake Batur. Because the vast lake and is a natural process, it is very difficult to perform basic dredging a deep lake. Lake Batur is very wide and is one of the lake water supplier for water needs in Bali.

During the dry season, the Lake Batur in Kintamani Bangli will recede, at low tide will be found that plastic waste in the bottom of the lake. During the rainy season, the lake as if it meluat, the water was getting higher every year, whereas the higher lake water caused by increasingly shallow lake. Houses around the lake will be submerged during the rainy season, and will return to normal during the dry season.

The government must begin to take action to save the environment in Bali, especially in the Lake Batur. Taxes on the tourism sector should be set aside for funding in environmental conservation. Tax money from the tourism sector should be set aside for nature in Bali. Because nature in Bali has contributed much to the government. If that is not done then the nature in Bali will be destroyed, and the tourism sector in Bali will be lost and abandoned.

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