Known as the ‘Evil Eye Bead of the World’ in Konya, Meke Lake, which has a crater structure, turned white after snowfall. In Meke, which attracts attention with its different structure, visual beauty has been created with the snow cover. Meke Lake had dried up since the early 2000s due to drought and unconscious agricultural irrigation, as the groundwater level decreased day by day.
19.02.2021 – 10:15
Located in the Karapınar district of Konya Meke LakeIt was formed as a result of the crater, which was formed by a volcanic eruption 5 million years ago, filled with water over time, and the second explosion occurred in the middle of the lake 9 thousand years ago and this place was filled with water.
In the middle of Meke, which is fed from ground water sources and whose water is salty, there is a volcanic cone 50 meters high.
Meke Lake, which previously had 12 meters of water, has dried up as a result of drought and unconscious agricultural irrigation as a result of the decrease in groundwater level every day.
The Meke Lake region turned white with snowfall on the Konya Plain since Tuesday. In Meke, which attracts attention with its different structure, visual beauty has been created with the snow cover.
Stating that Meke Lake has gained an unattractive view, Mustafa Yapar, the headman of Reşadiye District, said, “Our childhood passed here. It really had a beautiful view. Now it is beautiful when it snows. I hope we want it to be the same as before. We want tourists to come here too. Meke Lake is not what it used to be. We used to go into water here before, now there is no water. I hope we will have water again. This place is a natural wonder even in winter. “The evil eye bead of the world” becomes wonderful when it snows, “he said.