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  Ganges Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ganges Delta is a river delta in the South Asia region of Bengal, consisting of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India.
Kolkata, India (formerly Calcutta), and Chittagong, Bangladesh are the principal seaports on the delta.
Approximately two-thirds of the delta is in Bangladesh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ganges_Delta   (1177 words)

 Ganges Delta: World's Best Land for Cultivating Quality Jute & Allied Fibers
The Ganges Delta is a Riverine Delta in the South Asia region of Bengal.
The delta stretches from the Hooghly River in India (west of the Sundarbans) eastward to the Meghna River in Bangladesh.
The northern rivers of this part of the delta are generally fed with spillage from the main channel of the Ganges and runoff water of the monsoon rains.
www.tradezone.com /tradesites/ganges_delta.html   (2077 words)

 Ganges - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ganges, most important river of the Indian subcontinent.
The Ganges flows 2,510 km (1,560 mi) from the Himalayas of north central India southeast...
Bengal, Bay of, arm of the Indian Ocean, between India on the west and Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and the Malay Peninsula on the east.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Ganges.html   (109 words)

 Glimpses of Meghalaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At Allahabad, the Ganges is joined by the Yamuna River from the south-west, and from that point the river flows east past Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Patna, Monghyr, and Bhagalpur, receiving on the south the Son River and on the north the Gumti, Ghaghara, Gandak, and Kosi rivers.
The main branch of the Ganges, from which numerous minor tributaries flow, continues in Bangladesh, as the Padma River, to the town of Shivalaya (Sibalay), where it unites with the Jamuna, the main branch of the Brahmaputra, and finally runs through the Meghna estuary into the Bay of Bengal.
(1997) estimated the population of Ganges River dolphin in the river Brahmaputra from South Salmara to Sadiya to be 400.
ua.nic.in /haridwar/gangaji.htm   (1577 words)

 The Water Page - River Ganges
The Ganges river basin is one of the most fertile and densely populated in the world and covers an area of 400 000 sq miles (1 000 000 sq km).
The construction of the Farakka Barrage at the head of the delta in West Bengal is a cause of major tension between India and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh claims that the Farakka Barrage deprives the country of a valuable source of water on which it depends because the Ganges waters are vital to irrigation, navigation and prevention of saline incursions in the Bangladesh Ganges delta region.
www.africanwater.org /ganges.htm   (1355 words)

 The River Ganga (Ganges)
Ganges and its tributaries can be seen on this map fragment on which are superimposed the boundaries of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Eastern India.
The delta of the Ganga, or rather, that of the Hooghly and the Padma, is a vast ragged swamp forest (42,000 sq km) called the Sunderbans, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, who still kill about 30 villagers each year.
Another explanation for the same name is based on the word for knee in Sanskrit, Janu (akin to genus in latin), + the case form for "born of" yield Jahnavi; this is from a version of the story in which the saint released it through a slit at the knee.
www.cse.iitk.ac.in /~amit/other/ganges.html   (2014 words)

 Water Resources and Population Pressures in the Ganges River Basin, Haroun Er Rashid
To the north of the Ganges, the large tributaries are Ramganga, Gomati, Ghagra, Gandak, Saptkosi, and the Mahananda.
It is bordered by India to the west, by the Ganges (Padma) and Lower Meghna rivers to the north and east, and by the Bay of Bengal to the south.
In the Middle Ganges Basin, the onset of the summer monsoon season is in the middle of June.
www.aaas.org /international/ehn/waterpop/bang.htm   (6468 words)

 AllRefer.com - Ganges (South Asia Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
The lower Ganges is joined by the Brahmaputra River W of Dhaka, Bangladesh, to form the Padma, its main channel to the sea.
The delta's southern fringe, a great wilderness of swamp, dense timber forest, small islands, and tidal creeks, is known as the Sundarbans; it has been the site of land reclamation projects.
Calcutta, India, and Chittagong, Bangladesh, are the delta's main seaports.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/Ganges.html   (354 words)

 arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh/India
The Ganges-Brahmaputra delta is the largest delta in the world and the rivers contribute one-third of the global sediment transport to the world oceans.
The Ganges originates from the Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas at the elevation of 7,010 meter where the length of the main river is about 2,550 km, the catchment area is about 1,087,300 sq.
The story of Ganges, from her source to the Sea, from old times to new, is the story of India's civilisation and culture, of the rise and fall of empires, of great proud cities, of the adventure of man...
www.sos-arsenic.net /english/environment/ganges.html   (10450 words)

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The water and sediment carried by the Ganges is therefore vital to the existence of the country.
delta Rivers intercepted: 14 rivers 3 rivers The Government of Bangladesh proposes to augment the Ganges flow by building of numerous storage reservoirs in India, Bhutan, and Nepal to store water during rainy seasons which can be released in summer months (Figure 1).
Due to the decrease in water flow, riverbeds of the tributaries of the Ganges, along with the main river have aggradated substantially.
www.lhup.edu /mkhalequ/khaleq-homepage/FARAKKA.doc   (2885 words)

 :: Munshigonj District | Rivers...::
In Bangladesh the Ganges is popularly known as the Padma from its point of entrance at Manakosa and Durlabhpur unions of shibganj upazila, nawabganj district.
The hydrology and drainage systems of the Ganges Delta in the southwestern part of Bangladesh are intimately related to the mighty Ganges and the fluvio-hydrological setting of the Bengal Basin.
In the deltaic portion the river width ranges from 1.6 to 8.0 km and sometimes it shows a braided character although it is a meandering river.
www.munshigonj.com /RiversAroundVikrampur.htm   (2192 words)

 PunjabiLit: India: Introduction  Ganges Ganga
The Ganges is formed by the junction of two headstreams, the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, in the Himalayas of India’s Uttar Pradesh state.
Hindus, who constitute the vast majority of India's population, consider the Ganges a sacred river: Ganga (or Ganges) is the daughter of the mountain god, Himavan or Himalaya.
It is auspicious to drink from the Ganges in the hour before death, and many Hindus ask to be cremated along the Ganges and to have their ashes placed in the river.
india.punjabilit.com /land/ganges.htm   (1070 words)

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The Ganges-Bramhaputra delta in Bangladesh would be especially susceptible to an increase in sea level rise in the future, because it has already started to experience coastal submergence due to sediment starvation, and because the present elevation of the entire coastal region does not exceed 2 m AMSL.
This reduction in sediment influx has definitely decreased the growth of the delta, especially in the western parts of the delta which are drained by the Ganges and its distributaries.
For the rest of the year, fluvial delta plains undergo erosion due to extensive agricultural use and tillings, resulting in a net rate of sedimentation on the fluvial delta plains that is very low to negligible.
www.lhup.edu /mkhalequ/khaleq-homepage/Environ.doc   (2523 words)

 Kamat's Potpourri: The River Ganga (Ganges)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Ganga river, also known as the Ganges is a major river (length: about 1500 miles) of the Indian subcontinent, formed in the southern ranges of the Himalayas, in the state of Uttaranchal.
In the Rajmahal Hills, at the head of the Ganges delta, 563 miles from Allahabad, the river turns south yet again and begins a descent of 283 miles to the Bay of Bengal.
Between the Meghna estuary and the west channel of the Hoogli river are the several mouths of the deltaic channels.
www.kamat.com /indica/rivers/ganga.htm   (724 words)

 GEO_PLATE_D-3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Bengal Basin, into which this delta has prograded, is bordered on the west and northwest by Lower Jurassic volcanics and on the east by Eocene sandstones and limestones.
The Ganges is primarily a meandering river, while the Brahmaputra is primarily a braided channel (Plate F-13).
In the northwest part of the image, the morphology of the delta plain is dominated by the abandoned channel scars of former river courses (K).
disc.gsfc.nasa.gov /geomorphology/GEO_5/GEO_PLATE_D-3.HTML   (855 words)

 Ganges on Salt Spring Island BC
While Ganges has always had a nautical feel to it, the addition of the ex-Coast Guard buoy "Delta 10" with a with a marine mural really emphasizes this.
The HMS Ganges was in the Pacific region from 1857 to 1861.
The Ganges Museum is located in the Bittancourt House on the grounds of the Farmers' Institute at 351 Rainbow Road.
www.saltspringisland.org /ganges/ganges.htm   (655 words)

 Ganges River - Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Ganges Valley, or basin, is 200 to 400 miles (322 to 644 km) wide
The delta begins more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) from the Bay of Bengal and lies mostly in Bangladesh.
One at Haridwar diverts much of the Himalayan snowmelt into the Upper Ganges Canal, built by the British in 1854 to irrigate the surrounding land.
web.bryant.edu /~langlois/ecology/gangesmap.htm   (262 words)

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While the annual floods are essential and desirable for overall growth of the Bangladesh delta and the economy, the low frequency floods such as those that occurred in 1974, 1984, 1987 1988, and 1991 are destructive and cause serious danger to lives (Chowdhury, 1988; Brammer 1990).
This situation is true for many other distributaries of the Ganges and Meghna such as the Madhumati, the Bhairab, the Chitra, the Ghorautra, etc. Riverbed aggradation reduces the water carrying capacity of rivers, causing them to overflow their banks.
A detailed study of the geologic processes, namely hydrodynamics of the rivers and channels, dynamics of sedimentation, amount and rate of sediment accumulation, rate of erosion and subsidence, and rate of local sea level rise, is necessary in order for the success of any development plans or preventive measures to mitigate the flooding problem.
www.cs.albany.edu /~amit/BanglaFloods.txt   (5255 words)

 Sundarbans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The mangrove-dominated Ganges delta is one of the three largest single tracts1 of mangrove forest in the world (Blasco 1975).
Whereas rivers constantly meander and switch courses in flat coastal plains, the principal contributing cause of the progressive eastward shift of the Ganges and the Padma is attributable to the tectonic instabilities of the Himalayan region.
The soils of the Sundarbans are derived allochthonously from deltaic floodplain alluviums and authochthonously from tidal-marsh materials consisting mainly of organic matter (i.e., peat deposits), and, to a lesser extent, from biocarbonates from shell-forming marine-estuarine organisms.
www.smartoffice.com /Tiger/Snedaker.html   (4120 words)

 BDesh-Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bangladesh, most of which is at low elevations, is divided into five physical regions: the Ganges Delta proper to the southwest, the Paradelta to the northwest, the East-Central plains, the Sylhet Hills in the northeast, and the southeast Chittagong region.The Ganges Delta is geologically the most recently formed of the regions.
It lies between the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.The East-Central plains, with the Meghna River almost at its center, consists of plains and active floodplains in which the main rivers, including the Brahmaputra, have altered their channels in the past.
The foremost river is the Ganges, known in Bangladesh as the Padma.
www.ccsi.com /~farah/bdesh/BFacts.html   (2447 words)

 Ganges - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
GANGES [Ganges] or Ganga, river, c.1,560 mi (2,510 km) long, rising in the Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas in Uttaranchal state, India, and flowing generally southeast through NE India across a vast plain to the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh; the most sacred river of Hindu India.
Kolkata, India, and Chittagong, Bangladesh, are the delta's main seaports.
Geopolitics, water and development in South Asia: cooperative development in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ganges.html   (481 words)

 Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Photographic Highlights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ganges Delta: A glacier at about 22,100 feet in the Himalayas is the source of the Ganges river.
The delta, at 200 miles wide (320 km) is one of the most fertile and densely populated regions of the world.
The eastern side of the delta changes rapidly and forms new land because of rapid sedimentation.
earth.jsc.nasa.gov /debrief/STS087/topFiles/STS087-707-92.htm   (233 words)

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The Bengal delta is a combination of three deltas namely the Ganges delta, the old Brahmaputra-Meghna delta and the Ganges-Jamuna (the present Brahmaputra)-Meghna delta.
Also, in the summer monsoon season when about 3 million cusecs of water passes through the delta, it behaves as a fluvial delta, whereas in the winter when the volume of water passing through the delta drops to 250,000 to 300,000 cusecs(with 2 billion tons of sediments) it behaves as a tide dominated delta.
The southern part of the deltaic plain constitute the coastal plain where the thickness of the alluvial deposit is highest compared to other parts of the country.
phys4.harvard.edu /~wilson/arsenic/remediation/Reports/Countrypaper.doc   (5747 words)

 People at MSRC
These subaerial portions of the margin serve as critical gateways between the land and oceans, serving to filter, mitigate, or otherwise alter the tremendous flux of material reaching the coast.
This system in particular is a gem for research … the two mighty rivers that feed the delta drain both the foreslope and backslope of the Himalayas, the area is very tectonically active, and the flood prone deltaplains are home to nearly 200 million people.
Beyond the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, we are now working in other Asian delta settings, including the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers of China.
www.msrc.sunysb.edu /people/goodbred.htm   (644 words)

 Earth As Art - Ganges River Delta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Ganges River forms an extensive delta where it empties into the Bay of Bengal.
The delta is largely covered with a swamp forest known as the Sunderbans, which is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger.
The Ganges River Delta can be found on Landsat 7 WRS Path 137 Row 44, center: 23.12, 90.37.
landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov /earthasart/ganges.html   (81 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The objective of this study was to examine the nature of Holocene sediment accumulation on the shelf adjacent to the river mouth and establish whether the submarine canyon that intersects the shelf (known as the Swatch of No Ground) is an active conduit for G-B sediment into the deep sea.
The objective is to determine whether delta shorelines are accretionary in historical times (about the last 200 years) and also how accretion has proceeded immediately offshore on the inner shelf.
Ganges-Brahmaputra sediment dispersal on the Bengal Continental Shelf: subaqueous deltaic progradation and submarine-canyon bypassing.
www.tamug.tamu.edu /mars/faculty/ganges.html   (627 words)

 Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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WRIGHT, L.D., and COLEMAN, J. River delta morphology: Wave climate and the role of the subaqueous profile.
www.geol.lsu.edu /WDD/PUBLICATIONS/delta_biblio/bibliography.htm   (3886 words)

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