About Chenab River

Chenab River or ChandraBhaga River  

Chenab River is one of the significant streams in Jammu and Kashmir. The Chenab is conceived through the intersection of two streams, in particular the Chandra River and Bhaga River. This intersection happens in Tandi, which is situated inside of the upper Himalayas in Lahaul and Spiti locale in Himachal Pradesh, at a height of 2,286 meters. The Chandra stream ascends from South-East of Bara Lacha pass, while the Bhaga ascends from North-West of Bara Lacha pass. In the upper achieves, the waterway is otherwise called the Chandrabhaga. The Chandrabhaga and Marau River join at Bhandera Kot, at a separation of 12 kilometers from the Kishtwar Town inside Jammu and Kashmir. From here on it turns into the Chenab and courses through the Jammu area in Jammu and Kashmir. It streams into the Punjab fields of Pakistan formulating the limit between Rechna and additionally Jech interfluves.

The Chenab stream really implies Moon River, with (Chan) connoting Moon and (aab) implying waterway. The length of the Chenab River is evaluated to be roughly 960 kilometer. The Chenab streams inside Himachal for around 122 kilometer and has a great 61,000 square kilometre catchment territory, of which roughly 7,500 square kilometer is situated inside Himachal Pradesh.

The Jhelum River joins the Chenab River at Trimmu, taking after which the Chenab is likewise joined by Ravi River Ahmedpur Sial. After this the Chenab converges with Sutlej River at a territory close Uch Sharif in Pakistan. The Panjnad or Five Rivers is framed with the incorporation of Beas River which joins Satluj River close Ferozpur in India. At last the Chenab additionally joins Indus waterway at Mithankot. According to the terms of the Indus Water Treaty, the waters of Chenab have been assigned to Pakistan. Baglihar Dam likewise called Baglihar Hydroelectric Power Project was developed in two stages on Chenab River in the southern Doda region. There was a lot of outline discussion, with Pakistain guaranteeing that the venture damaged the terms of Indus Water Treaty. In any case, in 2010 all the related issues were genially determined. The Chenab River holds an imperative spot in the life of individuals of Punjab and assumes an urgent part in the notorious Heer Ranjha and Sohni Mahiwal stories.

Chenab River Origin

Chenab River Origin

Chandra River originates from Chandra Glacier in Spiti Valley near Chadratal Lake and Bhaga River from Suraj Tal at Baralacha Pass. These two river joins in Tandi river to form Chandrabhaga River which becomes Chenab River in Pakistan. After the intersection of Chandra and Bhaga, the Chandrabhaga or Chenab streams northwest for around 46 kilometers, before accepting the primary imperative tributary, Miyar Nalla. The Chenab proceeds in north-west bearing for around 90 kilometers through Pangi valley in Himachal Pradesh and picks up passage in the Padder locale of the Doda region inside Jammu. Proceeding in north-west course for a separation of around 56 kilometers, the Chenab is joined by Marusudar in Bhandalkot. It turns south at Bengawar, and afterward travels through a split over the Pir-Panjal range. It then enters a valley between the Dhauladhar and Pir-Panjal ranges. Moving through the southern base of the reaches, the waterway streams up to Akhnoor and here it picks up passage into the Sialkot zone of Pakistan. The aggregate length of the waterway from the Chandra and Bhaga conjunction up to Akhnoor is roughly 504 kilometers.


The tributaries of the Chenab River incorporate Miyar Nalla, Sohal, Thirot, Bhut Nalla, Marusudar and Lidrari. Marusudar is viewed as the greatest tributary of Chenab and joins Chenab in Bhandalkot. Kalnai, Neeru, Bichleri, Raghi and join the Chenab in the middle of Kishtwar and the Akhnoor locale. Chenab is joined by Tawi and in addition Manawar Tawi inside of Pakistan.

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