Lidder River near Lidderwat
|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|- location||Kolhoi Glacier|
|- elevation||4,653 m (15,266 ft)|
|- location||Jehlum river at Gurnar Khanabal|
|- elevation||1,615 m (5,299 ft)|
|Length||73 km (45 mi)|
|- average||206 m3/s (7,275 cu ft/s)|
Lidder or Liddar is a 73 kilometres (45 mi) long river in the Kashmir region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It originates from the Kolhoi Glacier and joins the Jehlum River at Gurnar Khanabal at an altitude of 1,615 metres (5,299 ft).
Lidder river originates from Kolhoi Glacier near Sonamarg and gives rise to Lidder Valley. It runs southwards through the alpine meadows of Lidderwat in region of Aru, from which it got its name. It covers 30 kilometres (19 mi) before reaching Pahalgam where it the major tributary of East Lidder from Sheshnag Lake. It then runs westwards until it meets the Jehlum River at Gurnar Khanabal near Anantnag. It has crystal blueish water and Pahalgam is situated in the center of Lidder Valley.
The waters of the river are mainly used for irrigation purpose through different canals and drinking through water treatment plants. There are many different varieties of fishes present in the river and a fisheries plant has been built on the banks of the river. Major types of fishes found in Lidder River are Brown trout (sulmo trutta fario) and Rainbow trout (sulmo gairdnri).
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