|States||Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha|
|Landmarks||Sadni Falls, Mandira Dam|
|- location||Gumla district, Jharkhand|
|- elevation||1,000 m (3,281 ft)|
|Mouth||Confluence with Koel River to form Brahmani River|
|Length||240 km (149 mi)|
The river starts 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level in Lupungpat village in Gumla district in Jharkhand and flows 67.5 kilometres (41.9 mi) in the state before entering Chhattisgarh. It runs a distance of about 50 kilometres (31 mi) in Chhattisgarh and enters Jharkhand again to flow for another 78 kilometres (48 mi). The river finally enters Odisha and travels another 45 kilometres (28 mi) before merging with the Koel. The South Koel enters Orissa and joins the Sankh River at Vedavyas near Rourkela from where it is called the Brahmani (see ).
- Hydrology and Water Resources of India by Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P
- "Initiatives & Activities IRN-ORISSA". IRN – Kerala. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- Physical Geography: Hydrosphere By K. Bharatdwaj. Google Books. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
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