Loktak Lake and The Moving Island





Loktak Lake

Loktak Lake

This super wide lake is almost filled with small islands shaped like a ring. Uniquely, these islands can move on its own.

The Unique lake

Loktak lake its name. This lake is located in the province of Manipur, India. Loktak lake is one of the largest lake in the world. Small islands on its surface called Phumdi by the Indian society. Phumdi is forming a circle like a ring in green.

Moving Islands

Phumdi is unique tiny islands. They can move themselves into different directions. Its size can change according to the seasons. When the dry season and the water of the lake is receding, the roots of the plants in Phumdi stuck to the bottom of the lake to absorb nutrients. During the rainy season and the water overflowed, the roots were cut off so that Phumdi back afloat and moving easily carried by the wind.

Loktak Lake Lodge House on Phumdi

Loktak Lake Lodge House on Phumdi

Can Be Inhabited

Although it can move itself and its size is uncertain, Phumdi can be inhabited by humans. One of the Phumdi named Khangpoks is large enough and inhabited by 4,000 people. The people there set up small lodges above Phumdi for residences.

Floating National Park

Phumdi in Loktak lake being the only floating National Park in the world. Loktak lake has 233 species of aquatic plants, over one hundred species of birds, and 425 species of animals, including endangered animals like the Indian python, sambhar, and deer.

Vocabulary

society

society refers to people living in social order

tiny

tiny means very small

receding

receding is a slow or gradual disappearance

stuck

stuck describes something that’s frozen or fixed in one place and can’t be moved

absorb

to absorb is to take in or suck up like a sponge

nutrient

nutrient is anything that nourishes a living being

overflowed

overflowed is the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

afloat

afloat is borne on the water; floating

inhabited

inhabited means lived in by the owner

lodge

lodge is a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter

residence

residence is the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place

endangered

endangered (of flora or fauna) means in imminent danger of extinction

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