Manjira River

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Manjira
River
Country India
States Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana
Mouth Godavari River
 - location Kandhakurthi, Andhra Pradesh, India
Length 724 km (450 mi)
Basin 30,844 km2 (11,909 sq mi)
Manjira rivercourse visible in top half.

The Manjira also spelled Manjra (Marathi: मांजरा; Telugu: మంజీర; Kannada: ಮಂಜೀರ) is a tributary of the river Godavari. It passes through the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana. It originates in the Balaghat range of hills at an altitude of 823 metres (2,700 ft) and empties into the Godavari River. It has a total catchment area of 30,844 square kilometres (3,084,400 ha).[1]

Nizam Sagar was constructed across the Manjira River between Achampeta and Banjapalle villages of the Nizamabad district in Andhra Pradesh, India. The most outstanding feature of the project is the gigantic masonry dam sprawling across the river for 3 kilometers with a motorable road of 14 feet width.

The Singur Reservoir on Manjira River in Medak District is the main drinking water source for the Medak and Nizamabad districts as well as the adjoining twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "River systems of karnataka". Retrieved 16 November 2010.