Kalu Ganga

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Kalu Ganga
Kalu Ganga in Ratnapura
Kalu Ganga is located in Sri Lanka
Kalu Ganga
Kalu Ganga (Sri Lanka)
Native nameකළු ගඟ (Sinhala)
CountrySri Lanka
Physical characteristics
SourceSri Padaya
 • elevation2,400 m (7,874 ft)
MouthIndian Ocean
 • location
 • elevation
Length129 km (80 mi)
Basin size2,766 km2 (1,068 sq mi)
Basin features
 • leftKukule River

Kalu Ganga (Sinhala: කළු ගඟ; literally: Black River) is a river in Sri Lanka. The river originates from Sri Padhaya, reaching the sea at Kalutara after a 129 km (80 mi) journey. The Black River flows through the Ratnapura and the Kalutara District and pass the city Ratnapura. The mountainous forests in the Central Province and the Sinharaja Forest Reserve are the main sources of water for the river.[1] The Edwardian manor, Richmond Castle is on the banks of the river near Kalutara.[2][3][4]

Downstream view, in Ratnapura.

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  1. ^ [1] Development of a Flood Forecasting Model For Kalu River and Kelani River Basins in Sri Lanka using Radial Basis Function Neural Networks
  2. ^ Richmond Castle: A Tale Of Grandeur And Romance
  3. ^ Dharmasena, G.T. (2006). Integrated water resources management and sound information system-Sri Lankan experience. Sri Lanka.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  4. ^ Ampitiyawatta, Ad; Guo, Shenglian (2010-03-12). "Precipitation trends in the Kalu Ganga basin in Sri Lanka". Journal of Agricultural Sciences - Sri Lanka. 4 (1): 10. doi:10.4038/jas.v4i1.1641. ISSN 2386-1363.