List of rivers of Afghanistan

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Aerial photograph of Arghandab River in Kandahar Province of Afghanistan
Branches of the Kunar River meet in Nangarhar Province
Scenic view in western Afghanistan

This is a list of rivers wholly or partly in Afghanistan, arranged geographically by river basin.

Flowing into the Arabian Sea[edit]

The Kabul River, seen here near Jalalabad

Flowing into endorheic basins[edit]

Sistan Basin[edit]

Ab-i Istada[edit]

  • Ghazni River[1]
    • Jilga River

Karakum Desert[edit]

Aral Sea basin[edit]

Afghanistan-Tajikistan bridge over the Amu Darya river in 2007.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Some sources indicate that the Ab-e Istadeh lake has a seasonal outlet to the Lora River, a tributary of the Arghistan River in the Helmand basin. See Integrated Water Resources Management for the Sistan Closed Inland Delta[permanent dead link] pages 7-8

External links[edit]

  • Nathan Berger (May 1992). "Afghanistan Water Constraints: Overview Analysis" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-08-31. Map of Principal River Drainage Systems at page 12
  • Kamal, Gomal (May 10, 2004). "River basins and Watersheds of Afghanistan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-31.