Dwarka River

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Dwarka River
Babla River
Country India
States Jharkhand, West Bengal
 - right Brahmani
Landmark Tarapith

The Dwarka River (also called Babla) is a tributary of Bhagirathi.

The Dwaraka originates in Santhal Parganas in Jharkhand and then flows through Mayureswar and Rampurhat police station areas of Birbhum district. It finally flows through Murshidabad district, where it joins the Bhagirathi.[1]

Though a moderate river, it has several names and many small tributaries and estuaries. Its many backwaters and side channels also connect it with the Bhagirathi. It is a hill stream with beds full of pebbles and yellow clay.[2]

Deucha barrage[edit]

Deucha barrage on the Dwarka river has a capacity of 1,400 acre feet (1,700,000 m3),[3]It is located on the west side of NH 60, in Birbhum district .


  1. ^ O’Malley, L.S.S., ICS, Birbhum, Bengal District Gazetteers, p. 5, 1995 reprint, Government of West Bengal
  2. ^ "Murshidabad". District administration. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Poverty and Vulnerability". Vulnerability due to flood. Human Development Report: Birbhum. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 

Coordinates: 24°06′36″N 87°47′56″E / 24.1100943°N 87.7989578°E / 24.1100943; 87.7989578