Manjira River

Manjra
River
Country India
States Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana
Mouth Godavari River
 - location Kandhakurthi, Telangana, India
Length 724 km (450 mi)
Basin 30,844 km2 (11,909 sq mi)
Manjra rivercourse visible in top half.

The Manjra also spelled Manjira (Marathi: मांजरा; Telugu: మంజీర; Kannada: ಮಂಜೀರ) is a tributary of the river Godavari. It passes through the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana. It originates in the Balaghat range of hills near Ahmednagar district at an altitude of 823 metres (2,700 ft) and empties into the Godavari River. It has a total catchment area of 30,844 square kilometres (3,084,400 ha).[1]

Nizam Sagar was constructed across the Manjra River between Achampeta and Banjapalle villages of the Nizamabad district in Telangana, India. The most outstanding feature of the project is the gigantic masonry dam sprawling across the river for 3 kilometers with a motorable road of 14 feet width.

The Singur Reservoir on Manjra River in Medak District is the main drinking water source for the Medak and Nizamabad districts as well as the adjoining twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries the upper reaches of the Manjira in Maharashtra suffered environmental degradation which increased run-off, as opposed to ground water recharge, and increased erosion and silting.[2][3][4]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "River systems of karnataka". Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "In dry Latur, villagers revive a dead river". The Times of India. 10 May 2016. Archived from the original on 10 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Latur Drinking Water Crisis highlights absence of Water Allocation Policy and Management". South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People. 20 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Gokhale, Nihar (8 September 2015). "Water supply once a month: lessons to be learnt from Latur". Catch News (Rajasthan Patrika Group). Archived from the original on 11 September 2015.