Orissa has a number of
sparkling lakes both natural and artificial. The natural
lakes are the Chilika, the Sar and the Samang with salt
water and the Ansupa and the Kanjia with fresh water.
The artificial lakes in Orissa are the water reservoir
above the Hirakud dam known as Hirkud lake and Russekonda
ghai over the Rushikulya at Bhanjanagar.