Kali River (Uttar Pradesh)

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Kali River (Kali)
Country India
City Muzaffar Nagar
Source Doon Valley
 - location Uttarakhand, India
Mouth Hindon River
 - location Uttar Pradesh
Length 150 km (93 mi)
Basin 750 km2 (290 sq mi)

The Kali River originates in the Doon Valley and passes through Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar and Bagpat districts, before merging with Hindon River (at Barnava, Bagpat), which goes on to merge with the Yamuna River (near Delhi), which itself goes to merge with the Ganga River, which finally merges with the Bay of Bengal. The total length of the river from its origin up to its confluence with the Hindon river is 150 km. The river is named Kali, possibly because the colour of the river is black (kala in Hindi).[1]

Pollution and ecology[edit]

The Kali River is quite polluted from both raw sewage and industrial discharges.[2] It is one of the rivers that is targeted for clean-up under the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).[3]


  1. ^ Hydrology and water resources of India By Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh,p. 349 Springer, The Netherlands. ISBN 1-4020-5179-4.
  2. ^ Pathak, Sugandha (August 2011). "No helping hand for Kali". Civil Society Online. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Ganga River Basin Project, Design Review and Advisory Services Inception Report – Final" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-19. 

Coordinates: 27°21′N 81°23′E / 27.350°N 81.383°E / 27.350; 81.383