Key Facts about Ghataprabha River

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Nine people were rescued by locals after a tractor overturned and fell into the Ghataprabha River recently.

About Ghataprabha River:

  • It is a tributary of the Krishna River and flows in the state of Karnataka.
  • Course: The river originates in the Western Ghats at an elevation of 884 meters and flows in the direction of east for a distance of 283 kilometers before it merges with the Krishna River.
  • The river debouches by 53 metres at Gokak Falls in Belgaum (Belagaavi) District, Karnataka.
  • The river basin is 8,829 square kilometers wide and stretches across Karnataka and Maharashtra states.
  • The Hiranyakeshi River and the Markandeya River are tributaries of the Ghataprabha.

Key Facts about Krishna River:

  • It is a river in south-central India.
  • Origin: It rises in western Maharashtra state in the Western Ghatsrangenear the town of Mahabaleshwar.
  • In terms of water inflows and river basin, Krishna is the fourth biggest river after Ganga, Godavari, and Brahmaputra. 
  • Total Length: 1300 km 
  • Course: It passes through Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh and meets the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi in Andhra Pradesh, on the east coast.
  • The Krishna River Basin extends over an area of about 258,948 sq. km, which is nearly 8 percent of the total geographical area of the country. 
  • Tributaries:
  • The most important tributary is the Tungabhadra River. It has been formed by the Tunga River and the Bhadra River, which originate in the Western Ghats.
  • Other tributaries include the Koyna River, Bhima River, Kundali River, Malaprabha River,Ghataprabha River, Yerla River, Warana River, Dindi River, Musi River, and Dudhganga River.

Q1: Which are the major tributaries of the Ganges River? 

Tributaries of Ganga include Ramganga, Gomti, Ghaghara, Gandak, Kosi and Mahananda from the left bank and Yamuna, Tamsa, Son and Punpun from the right bank.

Source: Nine rescued after tractor falls into Ghataprabha River