Kalu Ganga

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Kalu Ganga
Kalu River 1.jpg
Native name කළු ගඟ (Kalu Ganga)
Country Sri Lanka
Physical characteristics
Main source Adam's Peak
2,400 m (7,874 ft)
River mouth Indian Ocean
06°34′10″N 79°57′44″E / 6.56944°N 79.96222°E / 6.56944; 79.96222Coordinates: 06°34′10″N 79°57′44″E / 6.56944°N 79.96222°E / 6.56944; 79.96222
Length 129 km (80 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 2,766 km2 (1,068 sq mi)

Kalu Ganga (Sinhalese: කළු ගඟ; literally: Black River) is a river in Sri Lanka. Measuring 129 km (80 mi) in length, the river originates from Sri Paadhaya and reach the sea at Kalutara. 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]

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