Chinnar river and Pambar river merge to become Amaravati river
Chinnar River, Pambar River at
|Basin countries||Idukki District, Kerala
|Length||282 kilometers (175 mi)|
|Source elevation||473 meters (1,552 ft)|
|Mouth elevation||360 feet (110 m)|
The 175 km long Amaravati River begins at the Kerala/Tamil Nadu border at the bottom of Manjampatti Valley between the Annamalai Hills and the Palni Hills in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in Tirupur district. It descends in a northerly direction through Amaravathi Reservoir and Amaravathi Dam at Amaravathinagar. It is joined by the Kallapuram River at the mouth of the Ajanda valley in Udumalaipettai. It joins with the Kaveri at Thirumukkudal, about 10km from Karur. The ancient name of the river is Anporunai and locals still use the name amrandhu, a derivative.
This river irrigates over 60,000 acres (240 km2) of agricultural lands in Coimbatore, Erode and Karur districts. The Amaravathi Dam has 4 Megawatts electric generating capacity installed. The Amaravathi River and its basin, especially in the vicinity of Karur, are heavily used for industrial processing water and waste disposal and as a result are severely polluted due to large amount of textile dyeing and bleaching units.
- The Rivers of Kongu
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