MAHANADI BASIN
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MAHANADI BASIN

 

            

          Mahanadi Basin extends over an area of 141589 Sq km which is nearly 4.3 percent of total geographical area of the country. The basin lies in the states of Chhattisgarh 75,858.45 Sq km Orissa 65,580 Sq km Bihar 635 Sq km and Maharashtra 238 Sq km. Mahanadi river rises from Raipur district of Chhattisgarh and flows for about 851 km before its outfall into the Bay of Bengal . Its main tributaries are Seonath, Jonk, Hasdeo, Mand, Ib, Ong, and Tel.    Physiographically the basin can be divided into four regions namely the Northern, Plateau, the Eastern Ghats the Coastal Plain and the Erosional Plains of Central Table Land . The first two are hilly regions. The coastal plain is the central interior region of the basin traversed by the river and its tributaries.  

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