Rihand River

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Coordinates: 24°31′52″N 82°59′57″E / 24.53111°N 82.99917°E / 24.53111; 82.99917
Rihand River
River
Country India
States Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Source Matiranga hills
 - location Chhattisgarh, Surguja district
Mouth Son River
 - location Uttar Pradesh, Sonbhadra district
 - coordinates 24°31′52″N 82°59′57″E / 24.53111°N 82.99917°E / 24.53111; 82.99917

The Rihand River (also referred to as Rend, Rer or Rehar) (Hindi: रिहन्द नदी) is a tributary of the Son River and flows through the Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh.

Course[edit]

The Rihand rises from Matiranga hills, in the region south west of the Mainpat plateau, which is about 2,100 meters above mean sea level. The river flows north roughly through the central part of Surguja district for 160 kilometres (99 mi). The Rihand and its tributaries form a fertile plain in the central part of the district stretching from around Ambikapur to Lakhanpur and Pratappur.[1] Thereafter, it flows north into Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh via Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, where it is called Rhed and finally joins the Son.

Tributaries[edit]

it is principal tributaries in Surguja district are the Mahan, the Morana (Morni), the Geur, the Gagar, the Gobri, the Piparkachar, the Ramdia and the Galphulla.[1] Many seasonal and perennial rivers join the Rihand reservoir such as the Kanchan, the Mayar and the Azir of Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh.[2]

Rihand Dam[edit]

The Rihand Dam was constructed across the Rihand River near Pipri in Sonbhadra district of Mirzapur division in 1962 for hydropower generation; the reservoir impounded behind the dam is called Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar.[2][3] Nearest railway station is Renukoot.

Rakashganda fall[edit]

Rihand river has a fall named Rakashgand fall in its journey in Surguja district of Chhatishgarh.This fall is important for tourist point of view

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Surguja". Surguja district administration. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Rihand Dam". india9. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Multipurpose River Valley Projects in India". Indian Officer. Retrieved 2010-08-03.