Land cover change around Yedappalli wetland (2012-2016)

The wetland above Yedappalli village in Coonoor taluk is an important source of water. The water flows from here are tapped downstream by the Municipality to supply water to the town. Locally there are two temples near the wetland that are using the water directly from the wetland. By comparing the images from 2012 and 2016, the rapid changes taking place here can be easily seen. The land use change in the catchment will directly impact the health of the wetland.