The Adyar River

Originating from the Chembarambakkam Lake (Chengalpattu district), is one of the rivers which passes through Chennai, South India,and joins the Bay of Bengal. The Adyar River contributes to the estuarine ecosystem of Chennai. Two rivers meander through Chennai, the Cooum (or Koovam) in the central region and the Adyar in the southern region. Both rivers are heavily polluted with effluent and trash from domestic and commercial sources. The Adyar, which is much less polluted than the Cooum, is de-silted and cleaned periodically by the state government. A protected estuary of the Adyar the natural habitat of several species of bird and animal farms.









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