As heavy torrential rains disrupted the southeastern provinces of Şanlıurfa and Adıyaman, leaving a minimum of 15 lifeless, Şanlıurfa’s famed vacationer attraction – the sacred Balıklıgöl – skilled flood waves reaching 1.5-2 meters, threatening the fish species within the pool.
Nevertheless, because the water began receding on Wednesday night time, the hazard of fish loss decreased, with a lecturer from a neighborhood vocational faculty declaring that the fish retreated to the cavities of the canal and that it’s going to take a while for them to reappear on the floor.
Talking to Anadolu Company (AA), Harran College Bozova Vocational College (MYO) Fisheries Program head lecturer Ömer Sait Kılıç famous that Balıklıgöl is being monitored in case of any uncommon exercise.
“The explanation for the turbidity is the mud load from the flood. This might be rectified with the addition of spring water. The fish will even seem (on the floor) when the water is opened and flowing,” Kılıç mentioned.
Stating that they’re engaged on the well-being of the fish species and Balıklıgöl as a complete, Kılıç mentioned, “Sadly, with the flood catastrophe yesterday, 1-1.5 meters excessive water lined Balıklıgöl from Topdağı. In the intervening time, the fish have moved to numerous caves inside the lake due to the stress and hazard they skilled. There are at the moment fish in swimming pools we seek advice from as inventory swimming pools, nevertheless it takes time for them to return to the floor.”
Stating that the oxygen degree in Balıklıgöl is at the moment at 8 milligrams per liter and that the lake might be filtered for twenty-four hours, Kılıç famous that the fish will hopefully return to their channels over time. He mentioned that fish in Balıklıgöl are members of the carp household, recognized to have excessive resistance to air pollution. He additionally added that turbidity doesn’t pose a life-threatening danger to the fish.
The Balıklıgöl, previous to the devastating Feb. 6 earthquakes, held the standing of being the principle attraction on the antic website of Şanlıurfa. It’s a in style spot for vacationers from world wide eager to feed the fish and climb as much as Urfa Citadel to watch the town with a hen’s-eye view.
It’s believed that it was the location the place the Prophet Abraham was thrown into the hearth by King Nimrod, based on Islamic accounts. Legend has it that the hearth became a pool and the firewood into fish, giving it a sacred standing among the many Muslim trustworthy.