Ramganga

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Ramganga is a tributary of the river Ganga, originating in Uttarakhand state, India.

Ramganga West[edit]

Ramganga West
Ramganga Moradabad .jpg
Ramganga near Moradabad
Location
CountryIndia
StateUttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh
RegionNorth India
Physical characteristics
SourceDudhatoli
 ⁃ locationDudhatoli range, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
MouthGanges
 ⁃ location
Near Ibrahimpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
 ⁃ elevation
130 m (430 ft)
Length596 KM
Basin size30,641 km2 (11,831 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ location27°10′41″N 79°50′39″E / 27.177996°N 79.844112°E / 27.177996; 79.844112
 ⁃ average500 m3/s (18,000 cu ft/s)

Ramganga West River originates from Doodhatoli ranges in the district of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand state of India. The Ramganga River flows to south east from Kumaun Himalaya, it is a tributary of the river Ganges, originates from the high altitude zone of Namik Glacier(3600 m). Ramganga flows by the Corbett National Park near Ramnagar of Nainital district from where it descends upon the plains. Bijnor, Moradabad, Bareilly, Badaun, Shahjahanpur and Hardoi cities of Uttar Pradesh are situated on its banks; the Ramganga Dam crosses the river at Kalagarh (Partially in Bijnor District & Pauri Garhwal District) for irrigation and hydroelectric generation. An annual festival of Ganga Dassahra is organised on its banks annually during the months of September and October at Chaubari village near Bareilly, it has a drainage basin of 30,641 km2. (11,831 sq.mi).

Gallery[edit]

Length:596km

Ramganga East[edit]

Ramganga East
Ramganga dhikala.jpg
Location
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationHimalayas- Namik Glacier, Pithoragarh district
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Flows into River Kali

Another Ramganga called Ramganga East originates from the Namik Glacier in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand and flows towards South-East.[1][2] The river is fed by numerous small and big rivers and finally joins river Sarju at Rameshwar near Ghat of Pithoragarh;[1] the Sarju in turn confluences with the Kali (Sharda).[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Negi, Sharad Singh. Himalayan Rivers, Lakes, and Glaciers. Indus Publishing. p. 115. ISBN 9788185182612. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. ^ Rawat, Ajay Singh. Forest Management in Kumaon Himalaya: Struggle of the Marginalised People. Indus Publishing. p. 18. ISBN 9788173871016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.

Coordinates: 26°28′21″N 80°19′52″E / 26.4725°N 80.3311°E / 26.4725; 80.3311