Shilabati River

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Silabati River
Silai River
Sunset on the Shilabati banks on a December evening.jpg
Sunset on the Silabati in December
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Location
CountryIndia
StateWest Bengal
CityPurulia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationChota Nagpur Plateau
Discharge 
 - locationRupnarayan River
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftJaypanda River

The Silabati River (also known as Silai) originates in the terrain of the Chhota Nagpur Plateau in the Purulia district of the state of West Bengal in eastern India. It flows in an almost southeasterly direction through the districts of Bankura and West Midnapore. The Silabati joins the Dwarakeswar near Ghatal and afterwards is known as Rupnarayan. It finally joins the Hooghly River, which empties into the Bay of Bengal.[1]

Almost every year the Silabati causes flooding, particularly in Banka, Khirpai and Ghatal area. There is a small reservoir on the Silabati near Khatra known as kadam dewli dam where a canal from Mukutmanipur Kangsabati dam meets.

Tourists on the banks of Silabati on New Year's Eve at Gangani

References[edit]

  1. ^ O’Malley, L.S.S., ICS, Bankura, Bengal District Gazetteers, p. 7, 1995 reprint, Government of West Bengal

Coordinates: 23°14′52″N 86°28′34″E / 23.247655°N 86.476135°E / 23.247655; 86.476135

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