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 Rivers - Banas Basin

1. River Banas

River Banas originates in the Khamnor hills of the Aravali range (about 5 km from Kumbhalgarh) and flows along its entire length through Rajasthan. Banas is a major tributary of the River Chambal, the two rivers meeting near village Rameshwar in Khandar Block in Sawai Madhopur District. The total length of the river is about 512 km.

Catchment Area: 45,833 km2
Longitudes: 7325' and 7700'
Latitudes: 2415' and 2720'
Tributaries: Berach and Menali on the right, and Kothari, Khari, Dai, Dheel, Sohadara, Morel and Kalisil on the left

2. River Berach

River Berach originates in the hills northeast of Udaipur city. It flows northeast for about 157 km in Udaipur, Chittorgarh and Bhilwara Districts before joining the Banas near Bigod village in Mandalgarh Tehsil of Bhilwara District. It flows in a hilly region up to Badgaon reservoir and then through plains.

Catchment Area: 7,502 km2
Longitudes: 7325' and 7502'
Latitudes: 2429' and 2514'
Tributaries: Ayar, Wagli Wagon, Gambhiri and Orai, joining from the right

3. River Kothari

River Kothari originates in the eastern slopes of the Aravali range near Horera village in Bhilwara District. The river flows through Rajsamand and Bhilwara Districts for about 51 km in a hilly region, and 100 km through plains, before joining the Banas near Nandrai village in Bhilwara District.

Catchment Area: 2,341 km2
Longitudes: 7347'30" and 753'30"
Latitudes: 2514'30" and 2534'45"
Tributaries: Bahamani

 

4. River Khari

River Khari originates in the hills near Deogarh in Rajsamand District. It flows northeast for about 192 km through Udaipur, Bhilwara and Ajmer Districts before joining the Banas river near Chosala village in Ajmer District.

Catchment Area: 6,268 km2
Longitudes: 7350' and 7521'
Latitudes: 2526' and 25 5'
Tributaries: Nekhadi and Bara rivers on the left and Mansi river on the right

5. River Dai

River Dai originates in the southeastern slopes of the Aravali range, near Nasirabad Tehsil of Ajmer District. It flows southeast for about 40 km and east for about 56 km in Ajmer District and for a short reach through Tonk District, before joining Banas river near Bisalpur village in Tonk District.

Catchment Area: 3,015 km2
Longitudes: 7429' and 7529'
Latitudes: 255' and 2631'
Tributaries: A large number of nallahs join River Dai in Ajmer and Tonk Districts.

6. River Mashi

River Mashi originates in the hills near Kishangarh in Ajmer District. It flows east and then south for about 96 km in partly hilly and partly plain areas of Ajmer and Tonk Districts before joining Banas river near Tonk. As Sohadara has been considered by the ID a separate Sub-Basin of Banas its description is given below.

Catchment Area: 6,335 km2
Longitudes: 7448' and 7554'
Latitudes: 2611 and 2616'
Tributaries: Bandi (near Dudu) and Sohadara

7. River Sohadara

River Sohadara originates in the hills East of Ajmer. It flows eastwards for about 100 km in Tonk District before joining Mashi river near Dhundia village.

Catchment Area: 1,652 km2
Longitudes: 750' and 7544'
Latitudes: 2606' and 2626'
Tributaries: A number of Nallahs join the river

8. River Morel

River Morel originates in the hills near Dharla and Chainpura villages in Bassi Tehsil of Jaipur District. It flows southeast for 29 km, then southwest for 35 km, up to the confluence with river Dhund, and then southeast for 83 km in Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur Districts, before joining Banas river near Hadoli village in Karauli Tehsil of Sawai Madhopur District.

Catchment Area: 5,491 km2
Longitudes: 7542' and 7656'
Latitudes: 2614' and 279'
Tributaries: Dhund, Kankrauli and Kalisil rivers

9. River Kalisil

River Kalisil originates in the hills near Rajpura village in Sawai Madhopur District. The river flows generally southwest, partly through hills and partly in the plains of Sawai Madhopur District, for about 48 km, before joining Morel river.

Catchment Area: 673 km2
Longitudes: 7637' and 7656'
Latitudes: 268' and 2625'
Tributaries: Only small nallahs join the river

10. River Dheel

River Dheel originates in the plains near Bauli village in Tonk District. The river flows generally from north to south in Jaipur, Tonk and Sawai Madhopur Districts, for about 64 km, before joining Banas river near Philpura village in Sawai Madhopur District.

Catchment Area: 890 km2
Longitudes: 7548' and 7614'
Latitudes: 2611' and 26 32'
Tributaries: Gudia river

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