Muda River

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Muda River
Native name Sungai Muda
Basin features
Main source the north mountainous area of Kedah State
River mouth into the Straits of Malacca
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size 4,302 km2 (1,661 sq mi)[1]
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Ketil River; Sedim River
Physical characteristics
Length 203 km (126 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    105 m3/s (3,700 cu ft/s)[2]

Muda River (Malay: Sungai Muda) is the longest river in Kedah, Malaysia. Located in Sik District, the river provides water supply to Kedah and Penang. The Beris Dam, which was completed in 2004 at a cost of RM360 million, is used to regulate the flow of water along the Muda River basin to augment water available for irrigation of paddy or upland crops, for domestic and industrial water supply and other uses.

Hydrology[edit]

During monsoon season the rain can lead to heavy flooding. On October 6, 2003, the discharge at Landang Victoria River gauging station was 1340 m³/s.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://awsassets.wwf.org.my/downloads/economic_benefits_of_the_muda_water_catchment.pdf" (PDF).  External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~pierre/ce_old/Projects/linkfiles/Muda%20Report.pdf
  3. ^ "http://redac.eng.usm.my/html/publish/2010_02.pdf" (PDF).  External link in |title= (help)

Coordinates: 5°34′N 100°20′E / 5.567°N 100.333°E / 5.567; 100.333