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Given below are the series of wetlands that feed and are fed by the Noyyal river before its confluence with the Cauvery near Karur.

System Tanks

There are 31 wetlands in the River Noyyal Basin fed by the river. They are also known as System Tanks in Public Works Department (PWD).

Ukkulam Lake
Sottaiyandi Kuttai Lake
Ganganarayananasamudharam Lake
Puttuvikki Lake (aka Sundakkamuttur Lake)
Senkulam (Kuniyamuthur Lake)
Kuniyamuthur Small Lake
Kurichi Lake
Coimbatore Big Lake
Pudukulam (Vedapatti Lake)
Kolarampathy Lake
Narasampathy Lake
Krishnampathy Lake
Selvampathy Lake
Muthannankulam (aka Kumarasamy Lake)
Selvachinthamani Lake
Vellalore Lake
Singanallur Lake
Pallapalayam Lake
Kannampalayam Lake
Irugur Lake
Achankulam (aka Neelambur Lake)
Sulur Big Lake
Sulur Small Lake
Samalapuram Lake
Semmandampalayam Lake
Andipalayam Lake
Mannarai Lake
Mudalipalayam Lake
Anaipalayam Lake
Kathanganni Lake

Non-System Tanks
There are 16 rain fed Non-system tanks in the River Noyyal Basin. Nine of them are given below.
Sarkarperiyapalayam Lake
Kunnathur Lake
Kavuthampalayam Lake
Velliraveli Lake
Mandrakkarai Lake
Athiyur Lake
Dhalavaipalayam Lake
Puthurpallapalayam Lake
Punjaipalatholuvu Lake