River Mahanadi

By Soumyadeep Chatterjee . - Flickr: Mahanadi, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33268804

Mahanadi is a river in central India climbing in the hills of southeastern Chhattisgarh state. The Mahanadi (“Great River”) adheres to an entire course of 560 miles (900 kilometers). It is just one of the most-active silt-depositing streams in the Indian subcontinent. Its upper course runs north as an unimportant stream, draining the eastern Chhattisgarh Plain. After receiving the Seonath River, below Baloda Bazar, it turns eastern as well as enters Odisha state, its circulation boosted by the drainage of hillsides to the north and also south. At Sambalpur the Hirakud Dam on the river has developed a human-made lake 35 miles (55 kilometers) long; the dam has several hydroelectric generators. Below the dam the Mahanadi turns southern along with a tortuous program, puncturing the Eastern Ghats with a forest-clad chasm. Moving east, it goes into the Odisha plains near Cuttack as well as gets in the Bay of Bengal at False Point by several channels. The river supplies several irrigation canals, mostly near Cuttack. Puri, at one of its mouths, is a well-known pilgrimage site. The Mahanadi was notorious for its destructive deluges for the bulk of its recorded background.
Nevertheless, the building of the Hirakud Dam has substantially altered the scenarios. Today, a system of channels, dams, as well as inspection dams, keep the river under check. Nonetheless, a rainstorm can still create a substantial degree of inundation as experienced in September 2008 when 16 people lost their lives when the river broke its riverbanks.


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