Flashcards in Drainage Deck (40):
Largest drainage basin in India
Ganga vs Ganges
Ganga is single River but Ganga along with its tributaries is known as Ganges
River system of an area
Drainage basin definition
Area drained by a single river system
Water divide definition
A mountain or an upland separating 2 drainage basins.
Most of the peninsular rivers arise at .......... and flows towards ..........
Western ghats, Bay of Bengal.
Peninsular rivers have shorter courses than Himalayan rivers.
Himalayan rivers features that are completely opposite of peninsula rivers
Found in north India
Large drainage basin
Mouth of a river :
Place where a river enters the ocean.
Landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river when the river leaves its mouth and joins a slower moving water body.
A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it.
Flood plain definition
Area of land adjacent to a stream or river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding
Patterns formed by the streams within a drainage system.
Drainage system of India is divided into
A river and it’s tributaries together form a
Indus water treaty was passed on
Indus River source
Lake Mansarowar in Tibet.
Indus water treaty (1960)
India can use 20% of the water of the river Indus.
Length of Indus River
Brahmaputra is known as ......... in Bangladesh
Jamuna and Ganga together meet in Bangladesh to form
Sunderbans is the home of
Royal Bengal Tiger
In Tibet Brahmaputra is called
In Arunachal Pradesh , Brahmaputra is called
Brahmaputra arises from
Eastern side of lake mansarowar.
Length of Ganga river
Narmada rises from
Amarkantak Hills in M.P
Tapi rises from
Satura ranges in Betul district of M.P
Qty of Fresh water in comparison to the whole water body of the earth.
97% of the total water is salt water. 3% is fresh water , in which more than 2% is trapped as ice. Only 1% of the total amount of water is the freshwater in usable form.
Godavari rises from
Slopes of western ghats in Nasik district in Maharashtra.
Godavari is also called as
Largest peninsular river
Mahanadi rises from the
Highlands of Chhattisgarh
Krishna rises from
A Spring near Mahabaleshwar
Kaveri rises from
Brahmagiri range of western ghats
Length of Godavari river
1500 km (longest peninsular river)
Krishna (river) length