Vaitarna

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Vaitarna
River
Vaitarna River.jpg
Vaitarna River, View from Silent Hill Resort
Country India
Mouth Arabian Sea
 - location Palghar district, Maharashtra
Length 154 km (96 mi) approx.

The Vaitarana River is a river north of the city of Mumbai, India, near its border with Gujarat.[1]

Course[edit]

It has a confluence with the Tanasa just before it enters the Arabian Sea. Jhow and Wadhiv islands lie in its estuary. Arnala Island lies off its mouth.

Significance[edit]

Vaitarna supplies much of Mumbai's drinking water. It is the largest river in the Northern Konkan region and drains Maharashtra's whole Palghar District.

Ecology and environment[edit]

Legacy[edit]

The SS Vaitarna, a steamship, was named after the river.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vaitarna". Retrieved 4 February 2016. 

Coordinates: 19°42′N 72°56′E / 19.700°N 72.933°E / 19.700; 72.933