Wardha River

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Wardha
Wardha river at Pulgaon.jpg
Wardha river at Pulgaon
Origin Multai
Mouth Pranahita
Progression Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra
Basin countries India
Length 528km
Left tributaries Kar, Wena, Jam, Erai
Right tributaries Madu, Bembla, Penganga

The Wardha River[1] (Varada River,[2] Marathi: वर्धा Telugu: వార్ధా నది) is one of the biggest rivers in Vidarbha region in India. The Wardha River joins the Wainganga River south of Chamorshi and forms the Pranahita River.[3]

Origin[edit]

Wardha originates at an altitude of 777 meters Satpura Range in village khairwani near Multai, Betul District of Madhya Pradesh.

Course[edit]

From the origin it flows 32 km in Madhya Pradesh and then enters into Maharastra. After traversing 528 km, it joins the Wainganga forming the Pranahita, which ultimately flows into the Godavari River.

Tributaries[edit]

Kar, Wena, Jam, Erai are the left tributaries. Madu, Bembla, Penganga are the right tributaries.

Dams[edit]

A huge dam Upper Wardha Dam is built on Wardha river near *Morshi . It is considered as lifeline for Amravati city and Morshi and Warud Talukas considered as Florida of India for its orange plantations.[4] A dam on Bembala river under construction, to be considering a lifeline for part of Yavatmal Dist.

A Lower Wardha Dam is also being constructed near Dhanodi village.

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Coordinates: 19°36′01″N 79°47′20″E / 19.60028°N 79.78889°E / 19.60028; 79.78889