Sunday, 2 June 2013

HIMALAYAN RIVERS : INDUS, JHELUM, CHENAB, RAVI, SUTLEJ, BEAS

INFORMATION ABOUT HIMALAYAN RIVERS
THE INDUS SYSTEM (INDUS AND ITS TRIBUTOARIES)


1.INDUS:
(One of the world’s largest river)
Source: Tibet, at an altitude of 5,180 m near Mansarovar Lake.
Total length:2,880km (709km in India)
River Basin: 1,165,00 sq.km (321,290 sq.km in India)
Information: Mountain tributaries; Gilgit Shyok, Skardu, Shigoo.
Plain tributaries: Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Beas.

2. JHELUM:

 (An important river of kashmir and is the main waterway)
Source: Rises in Verinag at the foothills of Pirpranjal.
Total length: 400 km
River Basin: 28,490 sq.km (in India)
Information: Its basin lies between Great Himalaya and Pir Pranjal Range.
It flows through Vale of Kashmir and Wular Lake before entering into Pakistan.



3.CHENAB
(largest of all the Indus tributaries)
Source: Rises in snow covered Kullu hills of Himachal Pradesh.
Total length: 1,800 (in India)
River Basin: 26,755 sq.km (in India)
Information: Flows through Chamba state for 160 km in the trough between the Greater
Himalaya and the Pir Panjal.

4.RAVI
Source: Kullu hills of H.P
Total Length: 725 km
River Basin: 5,957( in India)

5. SUTLEJ
(Second largest tributary of Indus)
Source: Rakas Lake, at an altitude of 4,555 m in Tibet
Total Length:1050km (in India)
River Basin: 25,087 sq.km(in India)
Information:
It enters India through Shipki La and flows through Himachal Pradesh and
Punjab before entering into Pakistan.

6. BEAS
Source: Kullu hills at an altitude of 4,000 m
Total Length:470 km( in India)
River Basin:25,900 sq.km (in India)
Information: It joins Stulej near Harike.


RIVER VALLEY PROJECTS
WEST FLOWING RIVER
KRISHNA RIVER SYSTEM
THE GODAVARI RIVER SYSTEM
THE BRAHMAPUTRA SYSTEM
THE GANGA SYSTEM


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