Hebbal Lake is positioned in the north of Bangalore at the mouth of National Highway 7, alongside the junction of Bellary Road and the Outer Ring Road. It became one of the 3 lakes created in 1537 by using Kempe Gowda. Like maximum lakes or "tanks" inside the Bangalore area it changed into fashioned by way of the damming natural valley structures by way of the development of bunds. The unfold of the lake in a study in 2000 became discovered to be 75 ha with plans for extending it to make up 143 ha.
The lake is predominantly eutrophic because of the inflow of sewage. The vitamins guide the profuse growth of water hyacinth and Typha within the shallow area. The habitat is favoured with the aid of many species of water birds including large waterbirds inclusive of the spot-billed pelican, Eurasian spoonbill, shoveller, pintail, garganey, little grebe, coot and notice-billed duck. The shallow zone supports sandpipers and other waders in addition to purple moorhens, crimson herons and grey herons.