Sunday, 2 June 2013

WEST FLOWING RIVER : Sabarmati, Mahi, Narmada, Tapi or Tapi

Source: Mewar hills in Aravalli Range.
Length: 320km
River’s Basin: 21,674 sq. km. Shared by Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Important tributaries: Hathmati, Sedhi, Wakul, etc.

Source: Vindhya Range at an altitude of 500 m.
Length: 533km
River’s Basin:34,
Information: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat share the river basin.

(Largest west flowing Peninsular river)
Source: Rises in Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh.
Length: 1312 km ( from its source to its estuary in the Gulf of Khambhat)
River’s Basin:98,796 which it shared by M.P. Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Left bank tributaries: Tawa Burhner, etc. Right Bank tributaries: Hiran
world’s famous Dhuan Dhar or Cloud of Mist Falls is located on this river. It flows
through a rift valley between the Vidhyas and the Satpura Range.

Tapi or Tapi
(Second largest of west flowing river of Peninsula)
Source: Rises near Multai on the Satpura Range in Betul district (M.P)
Length: 740 km
River’s Basin: 65,145 in M.p., Maharashtra and Gujarat
Information: Left bank tributaries: Purna, Veghar, Girna, Bari and the Punjhar
Right Bank tributaries: Betul, Arunavati, Ganjal and Gomai. It is also Known as
the ‘twin’ or handmaid of the Narmada.


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