The drying Meke Lake disappoints its visitors Meke Lake, also known as "the evil eye bead of the world" due to its appearance in the district of Karapınar, dried up with the withdrawal of water.
The Meke Lake, which was formed as a result of the volcanic eruption 5 million years ago, filled with water over time, fascinated those who saw it with its fascinating view.
The lake, where many local and foreign tourists camped and swam, has dried up day by day due to global warming, the spread of irrigated agriculture in the region and the recession of the groundwater level.
The lake, on the 7th kilometer of the Karapınar-Ereğli highway, turned into a desert due to the drought.
Visitors are aching
Kürşat Ceylan, who came to the lake, told AA correspondent that he had never seen Meke in such a dry state before.
Stating that there is no trace of the Meke Lake from its old state, and the visitors who encounter the dry appearance are disappointed, Ceylan said, "The water at a depth of 8-10 centimeters, rain water. The presence of water is as limited in the area as it is inside the house. It is not the lake's own water anyway. Rain water flowing from the edges. We are in January, last year it was covered with snow these days. Today it is sunny and the temperature is 13-14 degrees. " he spoke.
Ceylan stated that the water level in the lake has decreased from year to year and said:
"Previously, it was swimming here. There were even warning signs saying 'swimming is dangerous'. Now it looks like a desert, its former beauty has disappeared, the inside of the human being is falling apart. I think that agricultural irrigation has an effect on the withdrawal of water. We need to use water consciously. happening. "