Louhajang River

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Louhajang River
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Louhajang River in Tangail District
Country Bangladesh
Region Dhaka Division
City Tangail
Source Jamuna River
 - location Baisnabbari

Louhajang River (Bengali: লৌহজঙ্গ নদী) is located in central Bangladesh. It branches out from the Jamuna at Baisnabbari in Tangail District. Thereafter it splits into two parts before the parts meet up again. It flows past Tangail town, Karotia and Jamurki before joining the Bangshi[1] Louhajang is linked with the Dhaleshwari[2]

The average depth is 1 metre (3 ft) and maximum depth is 3 metres (9 ft).

Until around the 1980s, launches and big boats carrying merchandise anchored at Tangail. A road at College Para in the town was named "Amghat" as mangoes from Rajshahi were unloaded there. Besides, the river linked shoals in the western part with rest of the district. The river started dying after the Water Development Board constructed a sluice gate near the confluence of Louhajang and Dhaleshwari rivers in 1992 under its Flood Action Plan-20. Boats stopped plying the route since then as the river lost navigability. In the subsequent years, encroachment of its banks and shore areas increased.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazumdar, Kedarnath, Moymonshingher Itihash O Moymonsingher Biboron, 2005, (Bengali), p. 152, Anandadhara, 34/8 Banglabazar, Dhaka.
  2. ^ Map of Rivers of Bangladesh produced by Graphosman, 55/1 Purana Paltan, Dhaka 1000.
  3. ^ "No step yet to free Louhajang, Bairan rivers from grabbers". The Daily Star, 23 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 

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Coordinates: 24°13′N 90°02′E / 24.217°N 90.033°E / 24.217; 90.033