As excessive weed has covered the lake, situated in a man-made wetland, birds find no place to quench their thirst.
The measures had yielded positive results and the number of birds visiting the lake increased, attracting bird watchers and nature lovers in large numbers.
There is no sufficient water for the birds to hunt and breed in the Pulicat lake and Nellapattu and other water bodies in the district.
Located about 30 km from Jammu, Gharana is surrounded by wetlands of Makwal, Kukdian, Abdullian and Pargwal where more than 170 resident and migratory bird species, flock during the winter.
The colourful plumage of most of the Himalayan birds is an important reason behind their poaching besides consumption of their meat.
About 2,500 migratory birds, including pelican and painted star birds come to the bird sanctuary every year in search of feed as well as for hatching.
These hardy souls fly in from Siberia and China, as also the Philippines, Eastern Europe and Japan.
The local and international migratory birds will start arriving from December second week, coinciding with declaration of Assembly election results.
The poachers had successfully trapped three Pelicans, each of which would easily weigh 10 kg --- One poacher broke the wing of a bird to prevent it from flying away.
It is not for the first time that the migratory birds perished in cyclone at Telukunchi. Similar deaths were reported during Phailin and a few other cyclones that hit Srikakulam in the past.
After the floods, the Forest Department worked over ten days to remove plastic waste and slush from the park.