Sunday, 2 June 2013

KRISHNA RIVER SYSTEM : Krishna, Kaveri

KRISHNA RIVER SYSTEM
(KRISHNA AND ITS TRIBUTARIES)

Krishna
(Second largest east flowing river of the Peninsula)
Source: North of Mahabaleshwar in the Western Ghats.
Length: Flows for a distance of 1,400 km to the Bay of Bengal
River’s Basin: 258,948 sq.km. Lies in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and
Maharashtra.
Information: Important tributaries: Bhima, Tungabhadra, Ghatprbha, Malaprabha,
Musi and Koyna.

Kaveri
Source: Rises in the Brahmgiri Range of Western Ghats.
Length: 800km
River’s Basin: 87,900 sq.km.- Shared by Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
Information: Left bank tributaries: Herangi, Hemavati, Shimsha, Arkavati, etc.
Right bank tributaries: Kabani, Bhavani and Amravati etc.

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