A relatively young island, that is created within the late eighteenth century, from the sediment outflow carried by the waters of the Koringa stream, a branch of the Godavari. the little bay it encloses is outflow basin of the Korings, the northernmost branch of the Godavari. The sand bars fashioned have gained duration because of consecutive deposition of sand and sediment silt because of the meeting of the low salinity waters of the stream meeting the saline waters of the Bay of the geographic region.
The area between Kakinada coast and Hope Island is thought as Kakinada Bay, intromission a vicinity of around 146 km2 (56 sq mi). Hope Island protects the town of Kakinada from the robust storm surges coming back from the Bay of Bengal. Hope Island acts as natural barrier for storm surges and potential wave events and provides tranquility to the ships anchored in Kakinada Bay that makes Kakinada Port one in every of the safest natural ports within the Eastern Coast of India.
The northern tip of the island is termed "Godavari Point", that overlooks the entry purpose into the Kakinada Bay and therefore the Kakinada harbour.
The sandy beaches of Hope Island, beside the adjacent Coringa life Sanctuary square measure a nesting ground of the Vulnerable Lepidochelys olivacea turtle, with 482 females egg laying eggs on the beaches of Hope Island in 2016. In recent years many dead turtles have additionally washed abreast of the beaches thanks to injuries from mechanized fishing boats operative off the Andhra coast. Conservationists, life and forest officers have raised concern concerning the mechanized fishing, and conducted sensitization programs and retro-fitting with "turtle excluder devices" to stop injuries to the vulnerable reptiles.
Hope Island homes 2 little hamlets of fisher folks, named Putrayya Pakalu and Sorlagondu Pakalu housing concerning four hundred families. There are some government buildings. The Kakinada Port authorities have conducted dredging activities within the bay in a trial to stay port activities, that has aggravated the erosion loss of land on Hope Island. Erosion thanks to recurrent event and storm surges throughout the cyclone season are problems as reported by the native fisher folks - World Health Organization report that erosion has divided the island into 2 with a 50-meter wide channel.
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