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 Rivers - Chambal Basin

1. Chambal

River Chambal, a principal tributary of river Yamuna, originates in the Vindhyan ranges near Mhow in Indore District of Madhya Pradesh.

The river flows for some 320 km in a generally northerly direction before entering a deep gorge in Rajasthan at Chourasigarh, about 96 km upstream of Kota. The deep gorge extends up to Kota and the river then flows for about 226 km in Rajasthan in a north-easterly direction, and then forms the boundary between MP and Rajasthan for about 252 km. Thereafter, the river forms the boundary between MP and UP for about 117 km, enters UP near Charak Nagar village and flows for about 40 km before joining river Yamuna.

Catchment Area:  
Longitudes: 73o20'
Latitudes: 22o27'
Tributaries: Berach and Menali on the right, and Kothari, Khari, Dai, Dheel, Sohadara, Morel and Kalisil on the left
Elevation: 354 m

2. Alnia

River Alnia originates in the north-western slopes of Mukindwara hills, and flows for about 58 km before joining the Chambal near Notana village in Kota District.

Catchment Area: 792 km2
Longitudes: 75°43' and 76°5'
Latitudes: 24°54' and 25°14'

3. Kalisindh

River Kalisindh originates in the northern slopes of the Vindhya hills. It flows in MP and enters Rajasthan near Binda village in Jhalawar District. It flows for about 145 km north in Rajasthan before joining river Chambal near Nonera village in Kota District. The catchment in Rajasthan extends over parts of Jhalawar and Kota Districts.

Catchment Area: 7944 km2
Longitudes: 75°39' and 76°30'
Latitudes: 23°53' and 25°34'
Tributaries: Ahu, Amjhar and Parwan

4. Parwan                              

River Parwan is an important interstate river. It originates in the Malwa Plateau and after flowing for about 186 km in MP enters Rajasthan near Kharibor village in Jhalawar District. It joins river Kalisindh near Ramgarh village in Kota District. The Rajasthan portion of the catchment lies in Jhalawar and Kota Districts.

Catchment Area: 2892 km2
Longitudes: 76°12' and 76°57'
Latitudes: 24°7' and 25°8'
Tributaries: Ujar, Newaj, Ghar, Chappi and Ghorapachhar

5. Mej

River Mej originates east of Mandalgarh Tehsil in Bhilwara District and joins river Chambal near Bhaius Khana village in Kota District. The catchment extends over Bhilwara, Bundi, and Tonk Districts.

Catchment Area: 5860 km2
Longitudes: 75°9' and 76°18'
Latitudes: 25°3' and 25°49'
Tributaries:  

6. Chakan

River Chakan is formed by the confluence of many local nallahs. The river flows in a south-easterly direction and joins river Chambal near Karanpura village in Sawai Madhopur District. The catchment is situated in Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, Bundi and Kota Districts.

Catchment Area: 789 km2
Longitudes: 76°1' and 76°22'
Latitudes: 25°38' and 25°58'
Tributaries:  

7. Parwati

Parwati river originates in the northern slopes of the Vindhyan hills in MP. It enters Rajasthan near Chatarpura village in Baran District, where it forms the boundary between MP and Rajasthan for about 18 km, then flows for about 83 km in Rajasthan before again forming the boundary between MP and Rajasthan for a length of about 58 km up to Pali village in Kota District, where it joins the Chambal. The river catchment in Rajasthan is situated in Kota and Jhalawar Districts.

Catchment Area: 5001 km2
Longitudes: 75°22' and 77°12'
Latitudes: 24°19' and 25°51'
Tributaries: Lhasi, Berni, Bethli, Andheri, Retri, Dubraj, Bilas and Kunu

8. Kunu

River Kunu originates north of Guna town in MP. It flow for 48 km in MP before entering Rajasthan near Museri village in Baran District. The river enters again MP and flows north for about 24 km before again re-entering Rajasthan near Gordhanpura village in Kota District and joins Chambal river. The catchment in Rajasthan lies in Baran District.

Catchment Area: 726 km2
Longitudes: 77°6' and 77°26'
Latitudes: 25°5' and 25°26'
Tributaries: Karal and Rempi

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