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Reservoirs of the Godavari River Basin, India

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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.

The Ganges and Jamuna Rivers Flowing into the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh

March 26th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Bay of Bengal - March 24th, 2009

Bay of Bengal - March 24th, 2009

In the lower part of this image, many rivermouths can be seen pouring brown sediments into the Bay of Bengal, along the coasts of Bangladesh and northeastern India. The wide rivers visible to the North, below the Himalayas, are also loaded with sediments.

The Ganges River comes into view at the center left, entering Bangladesh from India. The Brahmaputra River, on the other hand, flows down from the upper right. Its name changes to Jamuna once it enters Bangladesh, near the curve where its course changes to the South.

These two rivers and many others, including the Padma, Meghna, Ayeyarwady, Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna and Kaveri, all flow into the Bay of Bengal.

The Eastern Ghats and Rivers, Central India

February 3rd, 2009 Category: Rivers

Eastern central India - January 22nd, 2009

Eastern central India - January 22nd, 2009

The Eastern Ghats are a discontinuous range of mountains along India’s eastern coast. They run from the West Bengal state in the north, through Orissa and Andhra Pradesh (the region in the upper half of the image) to Tamil Nadu in the south.

They are eroded and cut through by the four major rivers of southern India, the Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna, and Kaveri. The Godavari River can be seen at the bottom center.

Other secondary rivers are visible as well, including the Vamsadhara River, to the North in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, and the Sabari River, further inland, running parallel to the coastline. All of the rivers appear tan colored due to sediments.

The mountain ranges run parallel to the Bay of Bengal. Between the two there is an area of coastal plains. These plains appear green or greenish brown, whereas the mountains are darker brown in color.

The Deccan Plateau lies to the west of the range, between the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats. The Eastern Ghats are not as high as the Western Ghats, although they are older.

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