Lake Carla: What is wrong with the waters and what risks are at stake – Panoramic images

Up Stories in collaboration with Thanasis Christodoulou and Konstantinos Kleechogiannis is trying to present the current situation in both the flooded areas in its region. The Up Stories team performed an autopsy at Lake Carla in Magnesia, but also at the mouth of the canal through which its water is discharged. The water release and absorption rates are very slow. Both farmers who see the land in the 6 months after Daniel’s destructive passage remain submerged, as well as residents of Volos who see contaminated waters flooding the Pacific Gulf, are in despair. Watch the video and take a picture of the current situation in the wider area of flooded Lake Carla: Lake Carla: The largest in Greece Lake Carla was dried up in 1962, because at that time it caused flooding in adjacent agricultural crops, while some swampy areas around it made the presence of insects intense. The drying of Lake Carla began at the end of August 1962 with the opening of the 10,150 m long tunnel and was one of the most important projects for the development of Greek agriculture. 80,000 acres of arable land were attributed to the farmers of Thessaly, at a time when Greek agriculture was taking its first steps towards industrialization and tackling European competition. However, it was found that the effects on the area’s ecosystem were greater than the benefit of its drying. Thus, today there is an effort to recreate the lake, which will be 38,000 acres in size. The original lake was 180–195 thousand acres in size and its depth reached 4–6 m.In December 2010 the pumping of water from Pineus began, while when the river’s five pump rooms are fully operational they will feed the lake with 14 cubic meters of water per second.