Talk:Padma River

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if jamuna(brahmaputra) is the larger river then ganges why does it lose its name to the former and is referred as padma and meghna?

Historic reasons. Jamuna used to be a small river branch of Brahmaputra. However, in the Assam valley earthquake of 1897, the course of the Brahmaputra changed, and Jamuna became the larger branch. --Ragib 12:32, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
For record: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:81.215.94.124&action=history --Bhadani 15:38, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

"Depth"?[edit]

[The Padma's] maximum depth is 1,571 feet (479 m) and average depth is 968 feet (295 m).

This seems wildly unlikely for a river running through an alluvial plain. The sentence has been around for a while though; added in 2009 by 115.127.15.22. Maybe these numbers refer to some other characteristic of the river?
—WWoods (talk) 19:01, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes, that is quite ridiculous. That IP address made a similar mess on many pages; I wonder how we can clear it all out. This document has some decent information, including the statement "maximum depths at certain points in time and space can be 40 m or more". Sminthopsis84 (talk) 03:14, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
I added conversion templates, then noticed the absurd claims, then deleted the claims before thinking to look at the talk page. Perhaps I can help in some way to improve the article, but I'll have to hunt for reliable sources. I don't know what success I'll have. I have access to JSTOR, which includes quite a few science journals, some of which publish articles about rivers and watersheds. Finetooth (talk) 00:43, 17 October 2014 (UTC)