Reservoir of Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar on India’s Rihand River24.0N 82.8E
The Son River, difficult to identify because its tan color blends in with the surrounding landscape of east-central India, flows horizontally across the upper part of this image.
More easily spotted due to its blue color, is the Rihand River, a tributary of the Son. The Rihand’s headwaters rise the Sarguja Region of Chattisgarh State, and flow north into the Sonbhadra District of Uttar Pradesh, where it joins the Son.
The Rihand Dam was constructed across the river Rihand near Pipri in the Mirzapur District in 1962 for hydropower generation; the reservoir impounded behind the dam is called Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar, the largest man made lake in India.