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Replenishing Lake Karla in Central Greece

KARLA.aspx(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  An elaborate project to replenish Lake Karla in central Greece, which was drained in the 1960s, is set to be completed next March, when it will be used to irrigate the agriculture-dependent area.   Some 135 million cubic metres of water will be transferred from a reservoir containing flood runoff waters, reserves considered more than adequate for the irrigation of the Thessaly Plain. Already some 20 million cubic metres of water has been moved to the lake site.   According to local residents, birds have started returning to the lake. Conservationists hope that the refilling of Lake Karla will restrain widespread illegal boring for water by farmers.    Kathimerini dailyRestored Lake Karla to irrigate Thessaly Plain