"Narmada River" Essays and Research Papers

Narmada River

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Dam, Damodar Valley Corporation, Dams in India 26269  Words | 96  Pages

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A River Sutra

Michelle Vernon The Creative Process Ms. Vance September 16, 2013 A River Sutra In what ways is our narrator’s life and experiment now the Creative Process? The narrator exemplifies the creative process in many ways throughout the book, including his management of the Narmada guesthouse. In his venture out of the urbanized life of a bureaucrat to a vanaprasthi manager a rest house near the Narmada River, our narrator encounters people that deepen his understanding of the world around him...

A River Sutra, A Story, Beauty 1345  Words | 3  Pages

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Impact of Large Dams & River Valley Projects on Society and Environment

IMPACT OF LARGE DAMS & RIVER VALLEY PROJECTS ON SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT Case Study : Narmada Valley project Kamal Gupta This paper tries to bring forth the various aspects of the impact made by large river valley projects on the environment and society of the concerned areas and of the nation as a whole. We start by asking why we need large dams and river valley projects. Then we talk briefly about the development model followed by India post-independence where we...

Cost-benefit analysis, Dam, Gujarat 1149  Words | 4  Pages

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Narmada Bachao Andolan Case study

International Dimensions of Ethics Education in Science and Engineering Case Study Series Narmada Dams Controversy – Case Summary MJ Peterson with research assistance from Osman Kiratli and Ilke Ercan Version 1; September 2010 The construction and maintenance of public facilities involves several sets of stakeholders: the political leaders who ultimately decide when, whether, and what to build; the engineers and other government staff who provide or oversee design, construction, and maintenance;...

Dam, Gujarat, Hydroelectricity 14829  Words | 49  Pages

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of this hill range is 652mtr above MSL while the general ground level of the surrounding area is above 580mtr above MSL. DRAINAGE SYSTEM: The main drainage system is the Banjar river which is perennial and channel is around 2.2km away from the Malanjkhand town.It flow in NW direction and a tributary of Narmada river....

Balaghat District, Gold, Jabalpur 417  Words | 2  Pages

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Development Corporation | Dam and spillways | Type of dam | Embankment, earth and rock-fill | Height | 260.5 m (855 ft) | Length | 575 m (1,886 ft) | Crest width | 20 m (66 ft) | Base width | 1,128 m (3,701 ft) | Impounds | Bhagirathi River | Type of spillway | Gate controlled | Spillway capacity | 15,540 m3/s (549,000 cu ft/s) | Reservoir | Capacity | 2.6 km3 (2,100,000 acre·ft) | Surface area | 52 km2 (20 sq mi) | Power station | Commission date | 2006 | Turbines | Vertical...

Dam, Dams, Dams in India 4147  Words | 14  Pages

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Amita Baviskar

Belly of the River: Tribal Conflicts over Development in the Narmada Valley discussed the struggle for survival by adivasis in central India against a large dam. Her concept of 'cultural politics' deepens the conventional understanding of social action by showing how interests and ideologies are formed in the course of collective practice and how their complex interaction with dominant ideas and institutions often produces unintended effects. Her published books like In the Belly of the River: Tribal...

Adivasi, Madhya Pradesh, Narmada Bachao Andolan 1527  Words | 8  Pages

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M.P Tourism

Chattishgarh plains (now a separate state) in the east. The plateau is intersected by two major ranges of Vindhyachal and Satpuda and is dotted with soft undulating hills. A wellplanned rain fed river system and a string of lakes of different dimensions sustains the entire region. The major rivers are Tapti and Narmada which run east to west, while Chambal, Son and Betwa traverse the region from west to east. This riverine network has given numerous manmade water bodies of various sizes, which could be exploited...

Cultural tourism, Gwalior, Indore 72179  Words | 289  Pages

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of Madhya Pradesh state, in central India. It is located 91 km from Indore, the commercial capital of the state. The town lies on the north bank of the Narmada River. Maheshwar is on the bank of mighty Narmada River and is famous for its Maheshwar temple and Fort. The fort was built by renowned queen Ahilayabai Holkar. The beauty of Narmada River and the fort is worth seeing. Maheshwar has been a centre of handloom weaving. Maheshwar is also famous for its finely woven Maheshwari Sarees. Maheshwari...

Ahilyabai Holkar, Holkar, Indore 422  Words | 6  Pages

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Narmada Bachao Aandolan- a Case Study

Narmada Bachao Aandolan- A Case Study Social mobilisation, for various reasons, has been popular in india from the period of 1970s. The broader aim of these movements was development of society. Some of the well-known movements that took place in india are : Chipko movement, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Koel Karo, Chattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Jhola Andolan, the movement supporting Anna Hazare, etc. These movements distanced themselves from politics or political parties. In this blog, i will take up the...

Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Jabalpur 791  Words | 3  Pages

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The Sardar Sarovar Dam Presented By: Group-1 The Narmada Dam in India http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0209/feature1/ water pressure Why do countries build Dams? • It’s a means by which many of the developed countries of the world build their economic strength • Improving the circumstances of a region be it health, crops, infrastructure or industries - leads to greater productivity, more markets, sturdier populations, more investment, and so on • However, there is a cost…...

Arundhati Roy, Dams in India, Gujarat 2186  Words | 15  Pages

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Narmada Bachao Andolan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Narmada Bachao Andolan logo Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) is a social movement consisting of adivasis, farmers, environmentalists, and human rights activists against a number of large dams being built across the Narmada river. The river flows through the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh in India. Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat is one of the biggest dams on the river and was one of the...

Amarkantak, Arabian Sea, Jabalpur 1796  Words | 6  Pages

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Sardar Sarovar Dam

displaced were only given compensation for the immediate standing crop and not for displacement and rehabilitation. As Patkar remained immersed in the Narmada struggle, she chose to quit her Ph. D. studies and focus entirely on the Narmada activity. Thereafter, she organized a 36-day long, solidarity march among the neighboring states of the Narmada valley from Madhya Pradesh to the Sardar Sarovar dam site. She said that the march was "a path symbolizing the long path of struggle (both immediate and...

Arundhati Roy, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh 1495  Words | 5  Pages

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Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada River near Navagam, Gujarat in India. It is the largest dam and part of the Narmada Valley Project, a large hydraulic engineering project involving the construction of a series of large irrigation and hydroelectric multi-purpose dams on the Narmada River. The project took form in 1979 as part of a development scheme to increase irrigation and produce hydroelectricity. It is the 30th largest dams planned on river Narmada, Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) is the largest...

Arundhati Roy, Dam, Hydroelectricity 1436  Words | 4  Pages

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Medha Patkar

Hunger strike On 28th March, 2006, Medha went on a hunger strike, in protest of the decision taken by the authorities, to increase the height of the Narmada dam. The strike continued for a long period of 20 days and finally came to an end on April 17, 2006. The Supreme Court rejected the plea of Narmada Bachao Andolan to stop the construction of the dam. To know the complete life history of Medha Patkar, read on. Detainment by Police On December 2, 2006, Medha was arrested by the police at...

Arabian Sea, Human rights, Indian independence movement 893  Words | 3  Pages

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The River

The River Brenda Hughes ENG121 Instructor Marnie Nollette July 19, 2013 Outline I. The Demographics A. Climate B. Location C. Length II. The History A. Indians B. Settlers C. Community III. Advantages versus disadvantages A. Recreation B. Events C. Tragedies IV. Environmental Impact A. Financial B. Retirement Whenever there is the mention of the great State of Texas, one tends to automatically visualize a sweltering hot, baron...

Flash flood, Flood, Guadalupe River 1045  Words | 4  Pages

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Geography Rivers

Geography Rivers 1. The speed and volume of a river varies from place to place along a river's course because of many reasons. In the upper course, the volume of water is low as there are few tributaries. In comparison, the volume of water in the middle course is higher as there are more tributaries supplying water to the main river channel. The volume of water in the lower course is the highest as the lower course has the most tributaries. However, many other factors will also affect the...

Erosion, Geomorphology, Hydrology 766  Words | 3  Pages

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Rivers of India

The rivers of India play an important role in the lives of the Indian people. The river systems provide irrigation, potable water, cheap transportation, electricity, and the livelihoods for a large number of people all over the country. This easily explains why nearly all the major cities of India are located by the banks of rivers. The rivers also have an important role in Hindu mythology and are considered holy by all Hindus in the country. Seven major rivers along with their numerous tributaries...

Andhra Pradesh, Bay of Bengal, Ganges 1169  Words | 4  Pages

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Artificial River

Carol Sheriff’s The Artificial River The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 APUS, Section 4 ...

Albany, New York, Buffalo, New York, Businessperson 1124  Words | 3  Pages

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River Energy Essay

the factors that influence how much a work a river can do (25) The work that a river does is erosion, transportation and deposition. The amount of work a river can do is dependent on the energy it has and this energy is determined by many factors. The study of water flow in a river channel is known as hydraulics. Hydraulic geometry is the study of the relationships that exist within river channels that ultimately determine how much work the river will be able to carry out. Width, depth, velocity...

Energy, Fluid dynamics, Force 944  Words | 3  Pages

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The Sardar Sarovar Dam

Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada River near Navagam, Gujarat in India. It is the largest dam and part of the Narmada Valley Project, a large hydraulic engineering project involving the construction of a series of large irrigation and hydroelectric multi-purpose dams on the Narmada River. The project took form in 1979 as part of a development scheme to increase irrigation and produce hydroelectricity. One of the 30 dams planned on river Narmada, Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) is the largest...

Arabian Sea, Bharuch, Gujarat 412  Words | 2  Pages

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Visual River Write Up

Rivers and groundwater mitch baxter geography 12 jan. 29th, 2015 How does a river begin? Rivers begin in mountain valleys. Water at the top of the hill or mountain will take the most direct route downwards. As the water continuously flows, the soil beneath it becomes soggy and waterlogged. At this time, the soil will no longer be able to absorb any more water, so it will seep out onto its surface. This is the beginning of a stream that with time will evolve into a river. All water in the same drainage...

Erosion, Geomorphology, River 796  Words | 3  Pages

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Misery is the River of the World Analysis

Misery is the River of the World The song “Misery is the River of the World” talks about how unkind mankind can be, how sad man is while he lives, and how unreasonably people claim being very knowledgeable about God. Consequently, this mind-opening song can be considered as a musical and sonic summation of short stories titled “The Lament,” “The Suicide,” and “The Three Hermits.” “The Lament” can be connected to this song through the lines “Like the thistles that are growing 'round the trunk...

2007 singles, English-language films, God 853  Words | 3  Pages

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Describe And Explain How River Processes Change Along The Long Profile Of A River

Describe and explain how river processes change along the long profile of a river A river changes shape as it flows from its source (where a river starts) to its mouth (where a river flows into a sea or lake). The shape of the long profile (a slice through the river from source to mouth) shows how the rivers gradient, height, energy and load changes due to erosion processes such as abrasion, cavitation, attrition, hydraulic action and corrosion as well as how the rivers deposition rates fluxuate...

Energy, Erosion, Geomorphology 882  Words | 2  Pages

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Amazon River

Introduction: In our world there are lots of river in the world which have different importances, the Amazon River is the one. The Amazon River is the one of world highest levels of biodiversity. Running out to the South Africa there is the Amazon River and Amazon rainforest which are the 2nd largest river and the largest rainforest in the world. The Amazon River is also the largest drainage basin in the world. Because of its large dimensions, it also called “The River Sea”. As one of the most extreme place...

Amazon Basin, Amazon Rainforest, Amazon River 1674  Words | 5  Pages

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Why Is Ganga Considered Holy River


Bhagavad Gita, Bihar, Brahman 566  Words | 3  Pages

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The River of Freedom

In Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, the Mississippi River plays many roles and holds a prominent theme throughout much of the story. Huck and Jim are without a doubt the happiest and most at peace when floating down the river on their raft. The river has a deeper meaning than just water and mud, almost to the extent of having it’s own ideal personality. It provides the two characters a means of escape from everything and everyone, and puts them at ease. Although quite constrained in it’s...

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Arkansas, English-language films 1016  Words | 3  Pages

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Effects of Nutrient Pollution on the Neuse River

The Neuse is one of only three rivers in North Carolina whose boundaries are located entirely within the state. Encompassing over 6,000 square miles of watershed and stretching about 248 miles, it begins northwest of Durham, NC, in a 10-acre farm pond which is the headwater of the Eno. From there it feeds into Falls Lake, located on the north side of Raleigh, NC. From the Raleigh-Durham area, where it is a freshwater river, it flows generally south of east toward the Pamlico Sound, passing through...

Algae, Algal bloom, Estuary 1176  Words | 3  Pages

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A River Sutra

Laura Carr The Creative Process A River Sutra 2/9/10 In what ways is our narrator’s life and experiment now The Creative Process? In my mind, the creative process is simply one in which a person explores different thoughts and concepts to reveal some answers. As for our narrator, after the death of his wife and the fact he is now a retiree, he searches for meaning in his own life. He felt strongly that he has “fulfilled [his] worldly obligations” (p1). By withdrawing from the iterative city...

A River Sutra, Love, Microsoft Narrator 1004  Words | 3  Pages

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water resources

unprecedented rate, many more areas are expected to experience this imbalance in the near future. Sources of fresh water     Surface water Sub-surface water Desalination Frozen water Surface water  Surface water is water in a river, lake or fresh water wetland. Surface water is naturally produced by precipitation and naturally lost through discharge to the oceans, evaporation . Sub-surface water  Sub-Surface water, or groundwater, is fresh water located in the...

Arundhati Roy, Flood, Hydrology 1653  Words | 13  Pages

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River Restoration - Soft Engineering The River Cole, Oxford

River Restoration - Soft Engineering The River Cole, Oxford The River Cole forms part of the border between the counties, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. It is a tributary of the River Thames and joins it near Lechlade. Many mills have altered the river by straightening and polluting it. Much of its upper course has been built over due to urbanisation and so the exact location of the source is unknown. It also flows through National Trust land. The River Cole had become very polluted and...

Landscape, Pollution, River 667  Words | 3  Pages

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A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. In a few cases, a river simply flows into the ground or dries up completely before reaching another body of water. Small rivers may also be called by several other names, including stream, creek, brook, rivulet, run, tributary and rill. There are no official definitions for generic terms, such as river, as applied to geographic features, although in some countries or communities a stream...

Amazon River, Freshwater, Geomorphology 8827  Words | 61  Pages

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Meaning of Public Interest Litigation

Litigation on behalf of the public can be brought as a tort under negligence, nuisance and the rule of strict liability inRylands Vs Fletcher.   the Supreme Court, while holding the Municipal corporation of Kanpur responsible for the pollution of the river Ganga, instructs the “Central governmentto direct all educational institutions throughout India to teach atleast for one hour in a week lessons relating to protection and the improvement of naturalenvironment”. This is clearly an instance of the Court...

Environmental protection, Environmentalism, Georgetown University Law Center 2487  Words | 8  Pages

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Nnebe 601 ELA June 5, 2015 Rivers There are many advantages and disadvantages for living along rivers. Living near rivers helps people to meet their needs of eating food and other people's needs such as their families. The river helps people to travel to different places by transportation such as ships, boats, and kayaks. Living near rivers can be advantageous. The river, such as the Nile, not only provides water but also helps to provide a good farmland. The river helps people to get stones and...

Aswan Dam, Cairo, Egyptian Public Works 407  Words | 3  Pages

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Revisit Your River, Save Your River

memory of a river. Someone may have a lot of memories of swimming in a river while someone else may have memories of journey by boat or launch on rivers. On the other hand, many of us also experience the cruel face of rivers during flood. But, memory of river is a common characteristic of the people of Bangladesh, a country crisscrossed by rivers. Actually, the rivers of Bangladesh mark both the psychology of the nation and the life of the people. But, unfortunately, our memories of rivers are declining...

Flood, Mark Angelo, River 843  Words | 3  Pages

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Contribution of Medha Patkar to Indian society

Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. She also worked as a consultant on the Integrated Child Development Services (Anganwadis) for UNICEF and contributed to improvement in the structure and procedures of the Scheme. She is the founder member of Narmada Bachao Andolan and was National Convener of National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM), an alliance of progressive people's organisations. She was a representative to the World Commission on Dams, to research the environmental, social and economic...

Arundhati Roy, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh 2553  Words | 5  Pages

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infiltration, surface runoff, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration(like evaportion), sublimation(solid to gas) Atmosphere = .001% Glaciers and Polar Ice (Cryosphere) = 2.97% Lakes and Rivers = .009% Underground water = 1.05% Biosphere = .001% Salt Water = 95.6% Climate change and rivers Weather vs. Climate The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere...

Erosion, Hydrology, River 2137  Words | 9  Pages

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Huck Finn River Symbolism

In �The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn�, the Mississippi River plays several roles and holds a prominent theme throughout much of the story as a whole. Huckleberry Finn and Jim are without a doubt the happiest and most a peace when floating down the river on their raft. However, the river has a much deeper meaning than just a compilation of water. It almost goes to an extent of having its own personality and character traits. The river offers a place for the two characters, Huck and Jim, to escape...

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Arkansas, Barge 1067  Words | 3  Pages

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Geography River Cucmere Coursework

site one, deforestation occurred in 1,000A.D. This has increased the amount of water in the river at site 1 due to the decrease in the amount of interception. The river and the local area have a long history which can be dated back to the pre-historic era. Here is a brief summary of the area’s history.  Before the English Channel the River Cuckmere would have been a tributary of the English Channel River system, and fossils of Pleistocene mammals have been found nearby in the South Downs.  In the...

Geomorphology, Napoleonic Wars, River 1236  Words | 5  Pages

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Danube River - Tourism

Waterway The Danube River, called Ister in Ancient Greek, is Europe’s second longest river and a river rich with history. Located in Central and Eastern Europe, the Danube was used as a border for the Roman Empire. The Danube is depicted as the queen of Europe’s rivers due to its historical richness that envelops the river in an aura of legend and myth (Gerhard 2006). The Danube is one of the largest remaining flood plains in Europe touching 10 countries. The river is used for transportation...

Danube, Danube Delta, River 1644  Words | 6  Pages

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The Third Bank of the River

“The Third Bank of the River” is a deep, short story written by João Guimarães Rosa. The characters are without names, so there is a lot of controversy as to the meaning of the story. It takes place by the Amazon River in Brazil, described as “so wide you couldn’t see across it”. From a few clues in the story, the use of flashlights and the motor on a boat, one can infer that these events most likely would have happened in the late 1800’s. The special circumstance is that the father stays on a...

Amazon River, Daughter, Family 1129  Words | 3  Pages

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Indian River and Its Tributeries

Sindhu River Originating from Kailash mountain, it covers 550 kms in Jammu and Kashmir. From there it enters Leh, and gets mingled with Zanzkar river. In Punjab it is met with five major rivers of Punjab – Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Satluj. The word Sindhu originates from the word sidh meaning to keep off . The river Sindhu has been mentioned 176 times in Rigveda, 95 times in plural, used in the generic meaning. In Rigveda – the Ancient Indian Scripture( 1500 B.C.), is the earliest chronicle...

Bihar, Ganges, India 2600  Words | 7  Pages

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Drowned Out: Film Review

Madhya Pradesh on the banks of the Narmada River about ten miles upstream from the Sardar Sarovar project. The 76 villages struggle through a battle against the dam. The lead character is Luharia Sonkaria, who is the village’s medicine man, a role that was his father’s and grandfather’s before him. The government provides them no viable alternatives. The government offers unusable land a hundred miles away or a small sum of money in compensation for their river-side land. The film documents hunger...

Arundhati Roy, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh 647  Words | 2  Pages

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Rivers of Punjab

[hide]v · d · eThe Five Rivers of The Punjab | | | | Punjabi Names | Jhelum · Chenab · Ravi · Sutlej · Beas | | | | | Greek Names | Hydaspes · Acesines · Hydraotes · Hesidros · Hyphasis | | | | | Sanskrit Names | Vitasta · Ashikini · Parushani · Shatadru · Vipasa | | | Jehlum River or Jhelum River Urdu: دریاۓ جہلم (Shahmukhi),(Sanskrit: वितस्ता, Kashmiri: Vyeth, Hindi: झेलम, Punjabi: ਜੇਹਲਮ(Gurmukhi)) is a river that flows in India and Pakistan. It is the largest and most...

Chenab River, Himachal Pradesh, Indus basin 941  Words | 3  Pages

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Cuyahoga River

22, 2011 Cuyahoga River Fires “In the United States, a concerted effort is underway to reduce water pollution and thereby improve water quality.” (Keller) A case history of river pollution is the Cuyahoga River located in Northeastern Ohio. The river is 100 miles long flowing south to Cuyahoga Falls where it then turns north until it empties into Lake Erie. Cleveland and Akron are two major cities located along the river. The Cuyahoga is known as an infant glacial river, this is because it is...

Clean Water Act, Cuyahoga River, Great Lakes 954  Words | 3  Pages

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Cuyahoga River

The Cuyahoga River The Cuyahoga River is located in northeastern Ohio running through the major cities of Cleveland and Akron. The river is 100 miles long and empties into Lake Erie. It was said to be formed by the advancement and retreat of ice sheets during the ice age. The final retreat caused the river to flow north ward which had flowed southward before. (Michael) In more recent times, the Cuyahoga River was known as “the river that caught fire.” This is because the river was polluted...

Akron, Ohio, Clean Water Act, Cuyahoga River 984  Words | 3  Pages

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The Jamuna River

The Jamuna River (Bangla: যমুনা Jomuna) is one of the three main rivers of Bangladesh. It is the main channel of the Brahmaputra River when it flows out of India into Bangladesh. The Jamuna flows south, ending its independent existence as it joins the Padma River (Pôdda) near Goalundo Ghat. Merged with the Padma (Pôdda), it meets the Meghna River near Chandpur. Its waters then flow into the Bay of Bengal as the Meghna River.[1] The river's average depth is 395 feet (120 m) and maximum depth is...

Bangladesh, Brahmaputra River, Dual gauge 1121  Words | 4  Pages

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Pasig River

The Rehabilitation of Pasig River The Pasig River is a 27-kilometer river which traverses the cities of Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Taguig and the municipality of Taytay in the Province of Rizal. It serves as the only outlet that drains excess water from the landlocked Laguna de Bai to Manila Bay. It also drains four (4) major river tributaries - the San Juan, Marikina, Napindan and Taguig-Pateros Rivers and a vanishing network of 47 creeks and esteros. In the years before large-scale...

Makati City, Mandaluyong City, Manila 2853  Words | 7  Pages

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River Conscious Living: the Willamette River

Brittany Wester SOC 228 TR 3-4:50 River Conscious Living: The Willamette Oregon's Willamette River is the 13th largest river in the United States, not only does it span more than 11,000 square miles in total area but over 70% of all Oregonians live in the Willamette Basin. This river is as much a part of Oregon's culture as Crater Lake or Mt. Hood, it is even a declared American Heritage river, yet we have become so disconnected from it that most people don't even look down as they cross one...

Oregon, Portland, Oregon, Salem, Oregon 1158  Words | 3  Pages

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Yamuna River

Yamuna The Yamuna (Sanskrit: यमुना), sometimes called Jamuna (Bengali: যমুনা, Hindi: जमुना, Urdu: جمنا) or Jumna, is the largest tributary river of theGanges (Ganga) in northern India. Originating from the Yamunotri Glacier at a height of 6,387 metres on the south western slopes of Banderpooch peaks in the Lower Himalayas in Uttarakhand, it travels a total length of 1,376 kilometers (855 mi) and has a drainage system of 366,223 square kilometres (141,399 sq mi), 40.2% of the entire Ganges Basin...

Allahabad, Delhi, Ganges 1700  Words | 5  Pages

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River as Bridge

 The River as Bridge At the beginning of the new millennium urban populations outnumbered that of rural populations for the first time in history. Urban areas have long had connotations of being harmful to our environment and the people living in them are often seen as either careless or oblivious in regards to maintaining their surrounding environment; most notably the rivers that flow through their cities. The Trinity River begins in North Texas and flows all the way to the Gulf of Mexico; it...

City, Dam, Downtown Dallas 1725  Words | 5  Pages

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Hudson River

Hudson River and PCB Pollution The Hudson River and PCB Pollution The Hudson River is a body of water that stretches for 315 miles from the Adirondack Mountains to the Battery in Manhattan, reaching its deepest point of 216 feet in the Highlands near Constitution Island and West Point and reaches its widest point of 3 miles across at Havestraw. This river is one of the most beautiful and scenic of the Tri-State area. Unfortunately, it happens to be New York's most polluted river. The river has been...

Hudson River, Hudson Valley, Hudson, New York 1566  Words | 4  Pages

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The Yellow River

The Yellow River, also known as Huang He, is located in Northern Central China. It is the second longest river in China. It carries yellow sandy silt, called loess, which gives the river its name (Dramer, 2001, p.7). It carries its rich yellow silt from Mongolia to the Pacific Ocean (Spielvogel, 2005, p.85). The Huang He is sometimes called “The Great Sorrow” because of suffering brought by its floods (Ellis, Esler, 2001, p. 111). Millions of people have drowned, towns have been destroyed, and crops...

China, Han Chinese, Han Dynasty 1007  Words | 3  Pages

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Rivers of Bangladesh

Rivers of BAngladesh The rivers of Bangladesh mark both the physiography of the nation and the life of the people. About 700 in number, these rivers generally flow south. The larger rivers serve as the main source of water for cultivation and as the principal arteries of commercial transportation. Rivers also provide fish, an important source of protein. Flooding of the rivers during the monsoon season causes enormous hardship and hinders development, but fresh deposits of rich silt replenish the...

Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal, Brahmaputra River 2420  Words | 6  Pages

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The Jordan River

The Jordan River The Middle East region is known not only for its ideological, religious, and geo-political differences and disputes but also for the fact that it is extremely arid. The scarcity of water is connected to meteorologic, geographic and demographic factors. Jordan and Israel are highly dependent upon the Jordan River. Jordan, however, is facing another environmental problem which increases the state's dependency on the water of the Jordan River, (Abu-Taleb, 1994). The need for water...

Arab League, Golan Heights, Israel 1078  Words | 3  Pages

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The Pasig River

The Pasig River “As exemplified by the city government of Marikina, the development of the riverbanks depends mainly on the local government. The political will to evict people from illegally built establishments and structures and to maintain the developed areas along the river has driven local governments to lengthy debates with concerned groups. In addition, funding for the construction and maintenance of parks The PRRC sketch design of the Pasig River in the future ...

Manila, Metro Manila, Pasig River 2210  Words | 7  Pages

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Pasig River

Background of Study  The Pasig River, which traverses major cities in Metro Manila, is considered as the “lifeline of our nation.” For years, various attempts have been carried out to rehabilitate or revive this long-been considered as dead river. Such attempts, though significant at some points, seemed to be insufficient to address all the requirement of successful river rehabilitation, not to mention people’s lingering doubt that reviving the river is such an impossible endeavor.  On February...

Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Makati City, Manila 1109  Words | 4  Pages

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River Pang Coursework

Fieldtrip focus 1. Introduction Hypothesis We know every river starts its journey from its source. In the upper course of the river, the channel is at a high above its base level i.e. its mouth. Thus the gradient is high. Due to the height, it has a lot of potential energy. So it uses this energy to reach its base level. So the process mainly at work is vertical erosion. Further it has got a lot of interlocking spurs. There is less lateral erosion taking place. So the bed load is composed of...

Berkshire, Geomorphology, Pangbourne 1343  Words | 5  Pages

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such as a river or lake, in which the water overtops or breaks levees, resulting in some of that water escaping its usual boundaries,[3] or it may occur due to an accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood. While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, these changes in size are unlikely to be considered significant unless they flood property or drown domestic animals. Floods can also occur in rivers when the flow...

Dam, Flood, Ganges 1386  Words | 5  Pages

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The Colorado River

The Colorado River Threats to river and delta: Water flow is decreasing. This water serves 30 million people in seven U.S. states and Mexico, with 70 percent of its water siphoned off to irrigate 3.5 million acres of cropland. Possible actions between the United States and Mexico could significantly reduce the flow of water into the delta, increase its salinity, and alter the natural vegetation. Drought has lowered water levels in upstream reservoirs, eliminating the occasional floods the delta...

Arizona, California, Colorado 997  Words | 3  Pages

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