Valaichchenai Lagoon

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Valaichchenai Lagoon
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Valaichchenai Lagoon in Nasivanthivu
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Valaichchenai Lagoon
Location Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 7°55′47″N81°31′52″E / 7.92972°N 81.53111°E / 7.92972; 81.53111 Coordinates: 7°55′47″N81°31′52″E / 7.92972°N 81.53111°E / 7.92972; 81.53111
Type Lagoon
Primary outflows Indian Ocean
Max. depth2 metres (6.6 ft)
Surface elevation Sea level
Settlements Valaichchenai, Oddamavadi

Valaichchenai Lagoon is an estuarine lagoon in Batticaloa District, eastern Sri Lanka. Batticaloa district has three lagoons, such Valaichchenai Lagoon, Batticaloa Lagoon and Vakari Lagoon. Valaichchenai lagoon is situated in populated areas of Valaichchenai, Oddamavadi

The lagoon has muddy islands, mangroves, corals and marshes, and it unites Valaichchenai and Maduru Oya rivers. It opens the bay during rainy season, which happens in November & December. The two meter depth lagoon has 40–60 cm tidal. [1] Oddamavadi Bridge, which has 250m length, crosses the lagoon and connects the mainlands in the region. [2]

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References

  1. "Sri Lanka" (PDF). Wetlands International. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 May 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  2. "Batticaloa gets Rs 700 m bridge across Valaichchenai lagoon". Ministry of Defence and Urban Development - Sri Lanka. Retrieved 20 April 2014.