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Mundal Lagoon

  Province North Western
  District Puttalam
  Nearest Town Mundal
  Primary inflows Hamilten channel
  Primary outflows Indian Ocean
  Surface area 33.61 square kilometers
  Max. depth 3 meters

Introduction

Mundal Lagoon is a lagoon in Puttalam District, western Sri Lanka. The lagoon is sometimes referred to as Mundal Lake. It is linked to Puttalam Lagoon to the north by a channel. The water of the lagoons is brackish. The lagoon is surrounded by a region containing rice paddies, coconut plantations and scrubland land is used for prawn cultivation, fishing and vegetable cultivation. The lagoon has mangrove swamps, salt marshes and sea grasses. The lagoon attracts a wide variety of water birds including herons, egrets, terns and other shorebirds.