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Chautang River
Ghaggar-Hakra Sarasvati rivers and tributaries
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationShivalik Hills, Himachal Pradesh
 ⁃ locationGhaggar river in Haryana

The Chautang, originating in Siwalik Hills, is a tributary of Sarsuti river which in turn is tributary of Ghaggar river in of Haryana state of India.[1][2]

Origin and route[edit]

The Chautang river is a seasonal river in the state of Haryana, India. It is a remnant of the Drsadvati[3] and joins the Ghaggar-Hakra River east of Suratgarh in Rajasthan.[4] According to McIntosh, this river was one of the main contributors to this river system until the Yamuna changed its course.[3] However, according to Giosan, the Chautang is a rain-fed river, and the Yamuna changed its course towards east some 50,000 to 10,000 years ago, and didn't pour any water into it for the last 10,000 years.[5][need quotation to verify] Hansi Branch of Western Yamuna Canal is palaeochannel of this river.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ AmbalaOnline - Rrvers of Ambala
  2. ^ Chopra, Sanjeev (25 September 2010). "Overflowing Ghaggar, Tangri inundate some villages along Punjab-Haryana border". The Indian Express. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b McIntosh, Jane. The Ancient Indus Valley: New perspectives. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  4. ^ Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations. John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  5. ^ Giosan, Liviu; et al. (2012). "Fluvial landscapes of the Harappan civilization". PNAS. 109 (26): E1688–E1694. doi:10.1073/pnas.1112743109. PMC 3387054. PMID 22645375.

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