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
10- Brahamani 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.