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Reservoirs of the Godavari River Basin, India

19.1N 76.2E

January 19th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

India - December 9th, 2009

India - December 9th, 2009

The Godavari River flows from west to east across the top of this orthorectified image, parallel to a line of hills running through the center. The river runs from western to southern India and is considered to be one of the big river basins in India.

It originates near Trimbak in Nashik District of Maharashtra state and flows east across the Deccan Plateau into the Bay of Bengal near Rajahmundry in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

The many reservoirs scattered across the plains are part of the many multi-state irrigation projects in development, including the Godavari River Basin Irrigation Projects. Farmers in the region are economically well off due to fertile land and good irrigation.

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