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Godavari and Krishna Rivers Entering Bay of Bengal, India

15.9N 81.0E

March 17th, 2011 Category: Rivers

India - February 11th, 2011

Several rivers, appearing tan in color due to sediments, can be seen flowing into the Bay of Bengal by the east coast of India. Closest to the right edge is the Godavari River. It originates near Trimbak in Nashik District of Maharashtra state and flows east across the Deccan Plateau into the Bay of Bengal near Narasapuram in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Southwest of the Godavari is the Krishna River, one of the longest rivers in central-southern India at about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) in length. The Krishna rises at Mahabaleswar in the extreme north of Wai taluka, Maharashtra in the west and meets the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi in Andhra Pradesh, on the east coast.

Sriram Sagar Reservoir on Godavari River, India

December 19th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

India - December 1st, 2010

This orthorectified image focuses on the Sriram Sagar, a reservoir across the River Godavari near the town of Nirmal in Andhra Pradesh, India. The reservoir is formed by the Pochampad Dam. It was built up to serve the farmers of Telangana Region of Andhra Pradesh.

In the full image, two other reservoirs can be seen to the south, along the Manjira River, a tributary of the Godavari River. The one south of the Sriram Sagar is called the Nizam Sagar reservoir, located at a distance of about 144 km north-west of Hyderabad. The second, further south, is the Manjeera Reservoir.

Sediments from Various Rivermouths Along Coast of India

13.1N 78.9E

June 27th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

India - June 2nd, 2010

India - June 2nd, 2010

Sediments frame the eastern and southern coasts of India. To the south, they collect in the Palk Bay between Sri Lanka and the southern tip of India. Several rivers flow into it, including the Vaigai River of Tamil Nadu.

The sediments in the upper right quadrant are spilling forth from rivers such as the Godavari and Krishna. The former runs from western to southern India, with a length of 1465 km, and is considered to be one of the big river basins in the country. The latter is shorter, at about 1300 km in length.

Eastern Ghats Parallel to Bay of Bengal in Central-Eastern India

18.7N 82.6E

February 8th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

India - January 26th, 2010

India - January 26th, 2010

The dark brown area parallel to the coast in this image of central-eastern India is part of the Eastern Ghats, a discontinuous range of mountains along India’s eastern coast.

The Eastern Ghats run from West Bengal state in the north, through Orissa (Odisha) and Andhra Pradesh (both visible here) to Tamil Nadu in the south. The mountain ranges run parallel to the Bay of Bengal.

The Deccan Plateau lies to the west of the range, between the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats. The coastal plains lies between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal.

A range of low hills lie between the Krishna River (furthest south, near bottom) and the Godavari River (just up the coast from the former), but north of the Godavari the Eastern Ghats increase again in height, forming the boundary between Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.

Vegetation Index of Eastern India

16.5N 81.5E

February 4th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Vegetation Index

India - January 7th, 2010

India - January 7th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the landscape of eastern India, including the states of Chhattisgarh (upper left), Orissa (upper right) and Andhra Pradesh (lower left). Much of the area is green, indicating good levels of photosynthetic activity, although interspersed with yellow zones of lesser activity. Most of the zones of high activity (red) are located in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh it is situated in central eastern part of the country. The north and south parts of the state are hilly, while the central part is a fertile plain. Forests cover roughly forty-four percent of the state.

Orissa, or Odisha, has a relatively unindented coastline. The narrow, level coastal strip, including the Mahanadi River Delta (visible towards the top right of the full image) supports the bulk of the population. The interior of the state is mountainous and sparsely populated.

Andhra Pradesh is historically called the “Rice Bowl of India”, as more than 77% of its crop is rice. Two major rivers, the Godavari and the Krishna run across the state. The small enclave (12 sq mi (30 kmĀ²)) of the Yanam district of Puducherry (Pondicherry) state lies in the Godavari Delta in north-east of the state (visible along the coast near the bottom of the image, with the Krisha River Delta also visible just below it).

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