TRIPURAINFO

Major rivers


There are 10 (ten) major rivers in the state. They are generally ephemeral in nature and their flow is directly related to the rainfall, being in spate in rainy season and running almost dry during summer months.

The purity and sustained and regular discharge of water is directly proportional to intensity of vegetative cover in the river systems. Due to deforestation in the catchment areas of such river systems all the navigable rivers have become almost dry during lean seasons. The water are muddy during rainy season and bitterly polluted during lean periods.

The burima,gomati, khowai,howrah, longai, dhalai, muhuri, feni, juri, manu are the major rivers .

Besides, there are many small lakes and ponds in the state. There are as many as 13 lakes inside trishna wildlife sanctuary, and 2 inside sepahijala wildlife sanctuary. Many migratory birds visit these lakes. Special mention may be made of a clear water lake " devtapukur" at the source of muhuri river which can be a beautiful tourist spot in future.

Major rivers in the state:

Name of river

Basin area in sq. km.

% of basin area to geographical area of the State

Annual flow in 1000 cubic meter

% of flow to total flow

Burima

658

6.27

13428

1.69

Dhalai

695

6.61

42778

5.40

Fenni

555

5.28

50433

6.36

Gumti

2378

22.66

249399

31.45

Haora(Saidra)

570

5.43

36032

4.54

Juri

586

5.57

15709

1.98

Khowai

1378

13.13

115854

14.61

Longai

342

3.25

9166

1.66

Manu-Deo

1979

18.86

170034

21.44

Muhuri

839

8.00

76247

9.63

Other streams

511

4.90

13797

1.74

Total

10491

100

792877

100





Source: Department of science, technology and environment, Report -1989