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Wainganga River

  • 13 Feb 2020
  • 2 min read
  • Wainganga River is one of the key tributaries of the river Godavari.
  • Source: The river rises in the Mahadeo Hills in the Seoni District of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Drainage Basin: It drains Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
  • Longest Tributary: Kanhan River, which rises in the hills at the southern edge of the Satpura Range in the Chhindwara District (Madhya Pradesh).
  • The Wainganga after joining the Wardha River at Chaprala in Gadchiroli district (Maharashtra) is known as the Pranahita River.
    • Wardha river originates in Satpura Range in Betul District, Madhya Pradesh.
    • Penganga river is a major tributary of the Wardha river and rises in the Ajanta range.
  • Pranahita river empties into the Godavari River at Kaleshwaram, Telangana.
    • Pranahita river is the largest tributary of the Godavari river covering about 34% of its drainage basin.
  • Gosekhurdh irrigation project is being constructed on the Wainganga River.

Godavari River

  • It is India's second longest river after the Ganga. Its source is in Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra. It flows east for 1,465 kilometres, draining the states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Karnataka.
  • Major Tributaries: Indravati, Pravara, Wardha, Wainganga, Kanhan, Purna, Pranhita, Sabari, Manjira, Bindusara River etc.
  • The Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project is an under-construction multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Kaleshwaram, Bhoopalpally, Telangana.
    • The project starts at the confluence point of Pranahita River and Godavari River.


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