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  Indus River, Sindhu River in Tibetan Plateau, Indus River Tours, Jammu Kashmir River Tours, Travel to Jammu Kashmir
The Trans Himalayan Indus River rises near the Mansarovar Lake on the Tibetan plateau.
The main tributaries of this river in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir are:
The Gurtang River is a tributary of the Indus River in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
www.indiantravelportal.com /jammu-kashmir/rivers/indus-river.html   (897 words)

  
  Indus (river) - MSN Encarta
Indus (river), river, formed in western Tibet by the confluence of the glacial streams from the Himalaya.
The Indus enters the Indian state of Punjab 1,304 km (810 mi) from its source, and, at a point 77 km (48 mi) farther, it becomes navigable as a result of its junction with the Kabul River from Afghanistan.
Historically, the Indus River valley is important as the cradle of the ancient Indus valley civilization, which, with Mesopotamia and Egypt, was one of the earliest civilizations.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558097/Indus_(river).html   (225 words)

  
 Animal Info - Indus River Dolphin
The Indus River dolphin is endemic to the rivers of the lower Indus River basin in Pakistan.
The main reason for the decline of the Indus River dolphin was the construction of numerous dams and barrages, starting in the 1930's, that have fragmented the population and reduced the amount of available habitat.
When the Indus was a free-flowing river, the Indus River dolphin would migrate upstream into the smaller tributaries during the monsoon rains and migrate downstream to the main channels in the dry season.
www.animalinfo.org /species/cetacean/platmino.htm   (1328 words)

  
 Indus Valley Civilization - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Indus Civilization was predated by the first farming cultures in South Asia, which emerged in the hills of what is now called Balochistan, to the west of the Indus Valley.
The Indus Valley Civilization extended from Balochistan to Gujarat, with an upward reach to Punjab from east of the river Jhelum to Rupar on the upper Sutlej.
It should be noted that Indus Civilisation people built their lives around the monsoon, a weather pattern in which the bulk of a year's rainfall occurs in a four-month.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Indus_Valley_Civilization   (4480 words)

  
 Ganges and Indus River Dolphin Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The dolphin is fully protected in Pakistan; in 1974 the Indus River Dolphin Reserve was established on the Indus River from the Sukkur Barrage to the Guddu Barrage in Sind Province in Pakistan.
The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in River Ganges and its tributaries in India while the Indus River Dolphin is found in the Indus river in Pakistan.
The Indus subspecies resides primarily in the Indus River in Pakistan.
www.bookrags.com /Ganges_and_Indus_River_Dolphin   (1116 words)

  
 Indus River Dolphin
The Indus River dolphin (Platanista minor) is one of the world's rarest mammals and the second most endangered freshwater river dolphin.
WWF - Pakistan, as part of its Indus Dolphin Conservation Initiatives, is improving agricultural practices near the dolphin habitat to reduce the agrochemical pollution in the Indus River.
The Indus River dolphin migrates upstream into the smaller tributaries during the monsoon rains and migrates downstream to the main channels in the dry season.
www.wwfpak.org /sc_indusriverdolphin.php   (599 words)

  
 Indus River - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Image:Indus.jpg The Indus, known in Sanskrit and Hindi as the Sindhu and in Tibetan as the Sengge Chu ('Lion River'), is the longest and one of the most important rivers in South Asia.
The Indus passes gigantic gorges (15,000-17,000 feet) near the Nanga Parbat massif It swiftly flows across Hazara, and is dammed at the Tarbela Reservoir.
The Indus River Delta is an important region for migrating water birds, and is an area rich in freshwater fauna.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Indus_Valley   (2476 words)

  
 Indus - MSN Encarta
Indus, river of Asia, formed in western Tibet (an autonomous region of China) by the confluence of the glacial streams from the Himalayas.
The Indus enters the Pakistani province of Punjab 1304 km (810 mi) from its source, and, at a point 77 km (48 mi) farther, it becomes navigable as a result of its junction with the Kābul River from Afghanistan.
Historically, the Indus River valley is important as the cradle of the ancient Indus civilization, which, with Mesopotamia and Egypt, was one of the earliest civilizations (see Indus Valley Civilization).
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 Indus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In its upper valley, the Indus flows primarily as a braided stream because of a high gradient associated with the river course and an erratic pattern of discharge.
Morphology of the Indus River delta lie midway between that of a fluvial dominated delta, with distributaries that protrude into the basin of deposition, and a wave-dominated system, with little distributary expression along the coast, except where characterized by beach and dune deposits.
Even though the tide range of the Indus is not extreme (~2 to 3 m), when combined with the effects of the storm tides of the southwest monsoon in summer, vast areas of both the active and lower abandoned deltaic plain are inundated with salt water.
www.geol.lsu.edu /WDD/ASIAN/Indus/indus.htm   (1685 words)

  
 Indus River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Indus River Delta is; an important region for migrating water birds, and is; an area rich in freshwater fauna.
The IVC was extended from Balochistan to Gujarat, with an upward reach to the Punjab from east of River Jhelum to Rupar on the; upper Sutlej.
This resulted in the anomaly of a river with masculine gender: all other Rigvedic rivers are female, not just grammatically, being imagined as goddesses and compared to cows and mares yielding milk and butter.
www.wikipedia-mirror.co.za /i/n/d/Indus_River_2b07.html   (2527 words)

  
 River Dolphin
Indus River Dolphins are grey-brown in colour, sometimes with a pinkish belly, and measure between 1.5 and 2.5m in length, weighing a maximum of 90kg.
The Indus River dolphin was apparently formerly common and distributed throughout the Indus River system in Pakistan, from the Himalayan foothills to the mouth of the Indus, and in the main tributaries - Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej - from the hills to their junction with the Indus.
As a result, by the 1970's the abundance and distribution of the Indus River dolphin had significantly declined, and most of the remaining population was concentrated between two of the barrages, the Sukkur and Guddu barrages in Sind Province.
www.wildlifeofpakistan.com /RiverDolphin.html   (699 words)

  
 Indus River - Map - MSN Encarta
Formed in the Tibetan Himalayas, the Indus River flows 2900 km (1800 mi) northwest through the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmīr to the Hindu Kush mountain range, then southwest through Pakistan and the Indian state of Punjab, ending at the Arabian Sea.
The Indus is very important for irrigation, supplying water to the arid land of the Indus Valley.
Once significant for commercial trade, the Indus is now navigable only by small crafts, in part because dams built for irrigation changed the nature of the river.
encarta.msn.com /media_461520490_761558097_-1_1/Indus_River.html   (87 words)

  
 Indus River Dolphin - Dolphins And Whales Window
Indus River Dolphins are grey-brown in colour, sometimes with a pinkish belly,and measure between 1.5 and 2.5m in length,weighing a maximum of 90kg.
The Ganges dolphin, a relative of the Indus River dolphin, is another distinct species subspecies of river dolphins as in the Amazon River dolphin and the Yangze River dolphin.
The Indus River dolphin is functionally blind having evolved without a crystalline lens or well-developed light-sensitive organ.
dolphins.jump-gate.com /differnt_dolphins/indus_river_dolphin.shtml   (1171 words)

  
 Indus River Valley Civilization - by Jacob Eapen
The civilization was in the Indus River Valley from 3500 BC to 2500 BC.
The Indus River Valley is east of the Fertile Crescent.
The Indus River is between the Himalayan and Hindu Kush mountains.
www.eapen.com /jacob/report/indus.html   (1070 words)

  
 Indus Water Treaty
The "eastern rivers" consist of the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej tributaries; the "western rivers" refer to the Indus, the Jhelum and the Chenab.
The modified Indian plan called for all of the eastern rivers (Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej) and 7% of the western rivers (Indus, Jhelum and Chenab) to be allocated to India, while Pakistan would be allocated the remainder, or 93% of the western rivers.
The Bank proposal called for the entire flow of the eastern rivers to be allocated to India, and all of the western rivers, with the exception of a small amount from the Jhelum, to be allocated to Pakistan.
www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu /projects/casestudies/indus.html   (3777 words)

  
 Indus River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Indus passes gigantic gorges (15,000-17,000 feet) near the Nanga Parbat massif It swiftly flows across Hazara, and is dammed at the Tarbela Reservoir.
The Indus River Delta is an important region for migrating water birds, and is an area rich in freshwater fauna.
The IVC was extended from Balochistan to Gujarat, with an upward reach to the Punjab from east of River Jhelum to Rupar on the upper Sutlej.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2Fen%2FSinthos   (2406 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Indus River
The Indus (known as Sindhu in ancient times) is the principal river of Pakistan.
The ultimate source of the Indus is actually in Tibet; it begins at the confluence of the Sengge River[?] and Gar River[?] that drain the Nganglong Kangri[?] and Gangdise Shan[?] ranges.
The remainder of its route to the sea is in plains of the Punjab and Sind, and the river becomes slow-flowing highly braided.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/in/Indus_River   (157 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Indus River
The Indus is one of the few rivers in the world that exhibit a tidal bore.
The Indus Valley Civilization was one of the oldest urban civilizations in the world.
The Indus River Dolphin, modern genetic studies show, lives both in the Indus River and in the Ganges.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Indus_river   (558 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Nawab of Kalabagh
It is located on the bank of Indus River.
The Indus River in northern Pakistan, near the rock Aornus.
Category: Pakistan stubs Kalabagh is situated in Mianwali district of Punjab on the bank of Indus River.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Nawab-of-Kalabagh   (315 words)

  
 Harappa and the Indus River
So while Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Yellow River civilizations lasted for millenia and left their mark on all subsequent cultures, the Indus River civilization seems to have been a false start.
The Indus, however, is destructive and unpredictable in its floods, and the cities were frequently levelled by the forces of nature.
The Indus River valley is relatively dry now, but apparently it was quite wet when the Harappans thrived there.
www.wsu.edu /%7Edee/ANCINDIA/HARAPPA.HTM   (1111 words)

  
 Harappa and the Indus River
So while Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Yellow River civilizations lasted for millenia and left their mark on all subsequent cultures, the Indus River civilization seems to have been a false start.
The Indus, however, is destructive and unpredictable in its floods, and the cities were frequently levelled by the forces of nature.
The Indus River valley is relatively dry now, but apparently it was quite wet when the Harappans thrived there.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/ANCINDIA/HARAPPA.HTM   (1111 words)

  
 Rerouting of major rivers in Asia provide clues to mountains of the past
Until then, Indus River sediments were produced by erosion of mountains to the north of the collision zone between India and Asia, but five million years ago much more sediment starting coming from the southern Himalayas, part of the deformed Indian plate.
The new findings suggest the ancient Punjabi rivers were connected to the Ganges and not the Indus River, and that the rivers were diverted or rerouted from their original southeasterly flow by the uplift of mountain ranges in modern day Pakistan.
The majority of material contributing to the Indus River now is coming from four large rivers in the Punjab: the Sutlej, Ravi, Chennab and Jellum rivers, forming the "bread basket" of northern India and Pakistan.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-12/whoi-mom122305.php   (650 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Indus River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Indus (Daria-e-Sindh) (known as Sindhu to Indians and in Sanskrit, as Sinthos in Greek, and Sindus in Latin) is the principal river of Pakistan.
The Indus River in northern Pakistan, near the rock Aornus.
The Indus Valley Civilization was one of the four civilizations of the ancient world, the other three being the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and the Chinese civilizations.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Indus_River   (487 words)

  
 Eos/Indus Fan
The modern Indus drainage basin is dominated by the high peaks of the Karakoram, Kohistan and other tectonic units of the Indus Suture Zone, rather than the High Himalaya, which form the principle sediment sources to the Bengal Fan.
The ability of the river to keep pace with erosion is dramatically demonstrated where it cuts the Nanga Parbat-Haramosh massif in Pakistan, since this is one of the most rapidly uplifting areas in the world.
Sandstones of this description are not found in the eastern Potawar Plateau and all points eastward in the foreland, a relationship that requires the Indus River to have exited the mountain front in approximately the same position (±100 km) since at least the Middle Miocene (~11 Ma).
www.whoi.edu /pclift/eostxt.html   (1827 words)

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