“W” in #AtoZChallenge
Wainganga River is a tributary of the Godavari River in western India. It’s name is said to mean the “Arrow of Water”. The total length of the river is more than 600KM.
The river originates in the Mahadeo Hills in Mundara near village Gopalganj in Seoni Madhya Pradesh, it flows across two states – Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
There are numerous tributaries that contribute to this Wainganga river.
One of the main tributaries is Thanwar River that joins the Wainganga at the Nainpur Forest Range, at the border of the Seoni District and Mandla District, before the
There is a medium-sized dam at the village of Bejegaon on the bank of this river, which opened in 1980. River water stored in the dam is used to irrigate the farmland of 50 villages. In fact, the whole Wainganga basin has up to 150
Dams across Wainganga River
One of the major projects across this river is the Gose Khurd Dam. But, maybe if I say Indira Sagar dam, you may have known this. Thanks to the technology, we can have the amazing birds eye view from our desk of this wonderful dam.
This dam is located at Bhandara. The dam consists of 33 Nos of spillway gates to regulate irrigation water into the river throughout the year.
Another marvel here is the Beemgarh Dam, a mud dam built across the Wainganga in the village of Beemgarh. This spot is very scenic and surrounded by forests and is about 90km from the source of the river
This belongs to another major Irrigation Project spread over in the Seoni and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh. The project envisaged construction of a composite earth & masonry structure across river Wainganga. The dam is situated near village Bhimgarh which is 16 km from Chhapara on NH-7 and about 380 Kilometer from Bhopal.
My theme for the April 2019 #AtoZChallenge is blogging about the rivers, mostly from India. Let me see if I can make it through all alphabets. You can find all my #AtoZChallenge posts here. Interested to know my next destination starting with letter Y? Try commenting your guess, let’s see.
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