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Bengaluru – capital city of Karnataka, was fondly known as the city of a thousand lakes, with its water needs met by a series of well-connected man-made tanks. As the city transitioned from City of Thousand Lakes to The Silicon Valley of India, it had to go far to fetch water. Today, the city draws 1450 Million Litres per Day of Cauvery River water from 100 Kms away at a considerable cost. And that is not enough. If the city needs to sustain and survive, it must save every drop of water. To do that, we must know everything about lakes, streams, rivers, and groundwater from which Bengaluru draws water. This page is a repository of maps, data & analysis on everything related to water in Bengaluru Urban District, including Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) area.

Rivers, Lakes and Rajakaluves

The infographic shows the surface hydrology-rivers, lakes, and raja kaluves  of Bengaluru Urban District (Includes BBMP area) overlaid on USGS SRTM topography.

Rivers of Bengaluru

A crisp perspective on the use and abuse of rivers that is of concern to Bengaluru

Hydrology Map of Koramangala-Challaghatta Watershed

Waterbodies of Bellandur/Varthur Catchment (KC Valley)

A repository of maps, data and analysis on Koramangala Challaghatta Watershed

Waterbodies of Vrishabhavathi River Basin

A repository of maps, data and analysis

Waterbodies of Anekal Taluk

A repository of maps, data, and analysis on rivers & lakes of Anekal Taluk in Bengaluru Urban District

Arkavathi River Basin

A repository of maps, data and analysis on Arkavathi River Basin

All about Hesaraghatta Lake Catchment

Data & analsysis of all things related to Hesarghatta reservoir & catchment


Assessing impacts of planting exotics and invasive trees on Lake of Bengaluru and its surroundings.

Bengaluru Landcover -2021

From European Space Agency’s (ESA) WorldCover 2021

Sated Bengaluru - BWSSB

Brand Bengaluru

Paani suggestions to themes Sated Bengaluru and Green Bengaluru

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