Hemavati River

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River Hemavati at the southern side of Banakal
Hemavati dam in Gorur

The Hemavati (Kannada ಹೇಮಾವತಿ ) is a river in Karnataka, India,[1] an important tributary of the Kaveri.

Origin and course[edit]

The Hemavati River starts in the Western Ghats at an elevation of about 1,219 metres[2] near Ballala rayana durga in the Chikmagalur District of the state of Karnataka, in southern India. It flows through Tumkur, Hassan District where it is joined by its chief tributary, the Yagachi River, and then into Mysore district before joining the Kaveri near Krishnarajasagara. It is approximately 245 km long and has a drainage area of about 5,410 km².[3] A large reservoir has been built on the river at Gorur in the Hassan district.


  1. ^ Hemāvati River (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ "Main Rivers of Karnataka". Karnatakavision.com. Retrieved 2006-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Hemavati River". www.india9.com. Retrieved 2006-10-05. 

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Coordinates: 12°34′N 76°27′E / 12.567°N 76.450°E / 12.567; 76.450