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Peninsular River Flowing towards the East

25-NOV-2015 15:21

    Peninsular Rivers is much older than Himalayan Rivers. There are a large number of rivers flowing towards the east along with their tributaries. There are small rivers which join the Bay of Bengal, though small, these are important in their own right. The Subarnrekha, the Baitarni, the Brahmani, the Vamsadhara, the Penner, the Palar and the Vaigai are important rivers.

    Rivers

    Catchment Area (Sq. Km)

    Subarnarekha

    19,296

    Baitarni

    12,789

    Brahmani

    39,033

    Penner

    55,213

    Palar

    17,870

    The Subarnarekha: It originates from the Chhotanagpur plateau. Flowing through the districts of Ranchi and Singhbum, it drains into the Bay of Bengal.

    The Baitarni: It originating from the hills of Kendujhar (Odisha) flows towards the South- West and drains into Bay of Bengal

    The Brahmani: The Rivers South Koel and Sankh join near Rourkela (Odisha). After this confluence, the joint river is called Brahmani which drains into the Bay of Bengal near Wheeler Island (the Odishian Coast).

    The Vamsadhara: It originates in the Southern part of Odisha. It flows through Andhra Pradesh and drains into the Bay of Bengal.

    The Penner: The River Northern Penner originates from the hills of Nandidurg in Karnataka. Flowing through Andhra Pradesh, it drains into Bay of Bengal. The River Southern Penner originates from the hills of Keshav (Karnataka). Flowing south to the river Northern Penner, it drains into the Bay of Bengal.

    The Palar: It originates from Kolar district of Karnataka. Flowing through Chittoor district of Andhra it reaches Arcot district of Tamil Nadu and eventually drains into Bay of Bengal. The River Poini and Cheyyar are two main tributaries of the river Palar.

    The Vaigai: It originates from the hills of Varshanad  in Madurai, Ramanathapuram etc it drains into the Palk Bay near Mandapam.

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