Why in News?
- The water level of the Beki River is flowing above the danger level mark at several places across Assam.
About Beki River:
- The Beki river originates in Bhutan, and it is one of the right bank tributaries of the Brahmaputra river.
- This river is also known as the Kurisu river in Bhutan.
- A large portion of the Beki river flows in the state of Assam and ultimately mix with Bay of Bengal.
- It flows through the Manas National Park.
- The river and its drainage channels flow through the plains of Assam for about 85 km and drain an area of 26,243 sq. km. approximately.
- Beki river is rich in bio-diversities. It is the home of a variety of food fishes species, ornamental fishes species, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects etc.
- Discharging a huge amount of water every year, the river turns dangerous during monsoon season.
Q1) Which are the major tributaries of Brahmaputra river?
The tributaries namely Subansiri, Ronganadi, Dikrong, Buroi, Borgong, Jiabharali, Dhansiri (North) Puthimari, Manas, Beki, Aie, Sonkosh are the main tributaries on the North while the Noadehing, Buridehing, Desang, Dikhow, Bhogdoi, Dhansiri (South), Kopilli, Kulsi, Krishnai, Dhdhnoi, Jinjiran are the main tributaries on the south bank of the river Brahmaputra.