By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Reportedly the sudden death of fishes in Dubasipalya lake prompted experts from the varsity assesses the quality of water and aquatic life. They found a sewage line passing through the lake. According to the lab reports, the dissolved oxygen level in the lake water had decreased considerably."Not just fish, even several Benthic organisms (fresh water snails) were found dead. An inspection revealed that sewage water from the surrounding areas was contaminating the lake. When heavy rains began, the overflowing water brought in more sewage. Dubasipalya or Valagerahalli Lake in Ullalu ward spread across 23 acres 35 guntas. Reportedly Several fishermen have been found picking dead fish from lakes. Scientists from Bangalore University's environment science department have found that consumption of such fish could damage the intestine and liver.The heavy rains in the recent past have taken a toll on the aquatic life in various lakes and water bodies across the city. The lake abuts Dubasiplaya or third Block of Jnanabharati BDA Layout and it is popularly known as Dubasiplaya Lake. The Supreme Court judgement states: "...a tank is a communal property and the State authorities are trustees to hold and manage such properties for the benefit of the community and they cannot be allowed to commit any act or omission which will infringe the right of the community and alienate the property to any other person or body”.The lake belongs to the Revenue Department and was handed over to the Forest Department for upkeep. Reportedly there is a long-standing proposal to hand it over to the BBMP or Bangalore Development Authority for rejuvenation or part of it is already under BDA .