Muda River

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Muda River
Origin the north mountainous area of Kedah State
Mouth into the Straits of Malacca
Length 203 km (126 mi)
Mouth elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Avg. discharge 105 m3/s (3,700 cu ft/s)[1]
Basin area 4,302 km2 (1,661 sq mi)[2]
Left tributaries Ketil River; Sedim River

Muda River is the longest river in Kedah, Malaysia. Located in the district of Sik, the river provides water supply to Kedah and Penang. The Beris Dam, which was completed in 2004 at a cost of RM360 million, is used to regulate the flow of water along the Muda River basin to augment water available for irrigation of paddy or upland crops, for domestic and industrial water supply and other uses.

Hydrologie[edit]

During monsoon season the rain can lead to heavy flooding. On 6. of october 2003 the discharge at Landang Victoria River gauging station was 1340 m³/s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~pierre/ce_old/Projects/linkfiles/Muda%20Report.pdf
  2. ^ http://awsassets.wwf.org.my/downloads/economic_benefits_of_the_muda_water_catchment.pdf
  3. ^ http://redac.eng.usm.my/html/publish/2010_02.pdf

Coordinates: 5°34′N 100°20′E / 5.567°N 100.333°E / 5.567; 100.333