Geography -Rivers -Godavari -Important Points

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East Flowing Peninsular Rivers

1- Krishna River

2- Pennar River

3- Godavari River

4- Mahanadi River

5- Kaveri (Cauvery) River

6- Vaigai River

7- Subarnarekha River

8- Sarada River

9-Ponnaiyar River

10- Brahamani River

Godavari River


1-The Godavari River rises from Trimbakeshwar in the Nashik district of Maharashtra about 80 km from the Arabian Sea at an elevation of 1,067 m.

2-It is the largest river system of the Peninsular India and is revered as Dakshina Ganga.

3-The total length of Godavari from its origin to outfall into the Bay of Bengal is 1,465 km

4-The Godavari basin extends over states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha in addition to smaller parts in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Union territory of Puducherry (Yanam)

5-The Manjra (724 km) is the only important right bank tributary. It joins the Godavari after passing through the Nizam Sagar.

6-Right Bank Tributaries: Pravara, Mula, Manjra, Peddavagu, Maner etc.

7-Left Bank Tributaries: Dharna, Penganga, Wainganga, Wardha, Pranahita [conveying the combined waters of Penganga, the Wardha and Wainganga], Pench, Kanhan, Sabari, Indravati etc.

The left bank tributaries are more in number and larger in size than the right bank tributaries.
8-Important projects completed duing the plan period are Srirama Sagar, Upper Penganga, Godavari barrage, Jaikwadi, Upper Indravati, Upper Wardha, Upper Wainganga.

9-Among the on-going projects, the prominent ones are Prnahita-Chevala and Polavaram.

10-The major urban Centers in the Godavari basin are Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Rajhmundry.



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