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  :: Munshigonj District | Rivers...::
The low-level discharge of the river during the dry season is of the order of 15,000 cumec, and naturally very little sediment is borne by the river during this period.
The estuary of the Lower Meghna is usually taken to stretch from the Rabnabad islands to the Kumira coast, a distance of 153 km.
The Lower Meghna (160 km) is measured from the south of Chandpur to as far as the Tentulia.
www.munshigonj.com /RiversAroundVikrampur.htm   (2192 words)

 Meghna - LoveToKnow 1911
The united waters, turbid and of great depth, are sometimes split into half a dozen channels by sand-banks, sometimes spread into a wide sheet of water.
The river enters the sea by four principal mouths, enclosing the three large islands of Dakshin Shahbazpur, Hatia and Sandwip.
It is navigable by native boats and river steamers all the year; but the navigation is difficult and sometimes dangerous on account of shifting sand-banks and snags, and boisterous weather when the monsoon is blowing.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Meghna   (283 words)

 Bangladesh - River Systems
The larger rivers serve as the main source of water for cultivation and as the principal arteries of commercial transportation.
The Surma-Meghna, at 669 kilometers by itself the longest river in Bangladesh, is formed by the union of six lesser rivers.
The numerous channels of the Padma-Meghna, its distributaries, and smaller parallel rivers that flow into the Bay of Bengal are referred to as the Mouths of the Ganges.
countrystudies.us /bangladesh/25.htm   (731 words)

 Meghna River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Meghna River is an important river in South Asia, one of the three rivers that flows into the Ganges Delta, the largest on earth.
The Meghna is formed inside Bangladesh by the joining of different rivers originaing from the hilly regions of eastern India.
Meghna is the widest river among the rivers that flows inside the boundary of Bangladesh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meghna_River   (624 words)

 CMS: Platanista gangetica, Ganges river dolphin, susu
River dolphins may be particularly vulnerable to industrial pollution because their habitat in counter-current pools downstream of confluences and sharp meanders often places them in close proximity to point sources in major urban areas (e.g.
(1998) observed a land-locked susu population in the Kulsi river, a southern tributary of the Brahmaputra.
- Mohan RSL, Dey SC, Bairagi SP (1998) On a resident population of the Ganges River dolphin Platanista gangetica in the Kulsi River (Assam) a tributary of Brahmaputra.
www.cms.int /reports/small_cetaceans/data/P_gangetica/p_gangetica.htm   (4330 words)

 Ganges - MSN Encarta
At Allahābād, the Ganges is joined by the Yamuna River from the southwest, then flows east past the cities of Mirzāpur, Vārānasi, Patna, and Bhāgalpur near the Bangladesh border.
The main course of the river continues south and is joined by the Brahmaputra and then by the Meghna River (the name by which it is known thereafter) before entering the Bay of Bengal.
In Hindu ideology, bathing in the river is said to wash away one’s sins, and river water is used extensively in rituals.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555855/Ganges.html   (948 words)

 Ganges River Summary
The river itself is born in the Gangotri glacier in the high Himalayas, and it flows 2,510 kilometers to the Bay of Bengal.
The western boundary is the Hooghly River and the eastern the Meghna.
In Hinduism, the river Ganga (feminine) is sacred.
www.bookrags.com /Ganges_River   (3566 words)

 Meghna - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Meghna, river, c.130 mi (210 km) long, formed at the outlet of the Surma valley, NE Bangladesh, by the branches of the Surma River.
It flows south, receiving arms of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, to the Bay of Bengal.
The Meghna is an important inland waterway, navigable throughout its length by river steamers, although hazardous due to its high speed.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-meghna.html   (219 words)

 BDesh-Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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.
The foremost river in Asia in average annual discharge (which totals about 875 million acre-feet), the Ganges-Padma is surpassed only by the Amazon and the Congo rivers.
www.ccsi.com /~farah/bdesh/BFacts.html   (2447 words)

 BanglaGallery - Welcome to Our World!
Flooding of the rivers during the monsoon season causes enormous hardship and hinders development, but fresh deposits of rich silt replenish the fertile but overworked soil.
The rivers also drain excess monsoon rainfall into the Bay of Bengal.
At the point where the Brahmaputra meets the Tista River in Bangladesh, it becomes known as the Jamuna.
www.banglagallery.com /bangladesh/25.php   (755 words)

 Tipaimukh dam threat
After the Padma and the Brahmaputra, the Meghna is the third major river in the country.
The river divides into two streams, the Surma and the Kushiara before entering Bangladesh through the Sylhet region and combine to form the Meghna.
Not only that, the entire Meghna basin would be affected because low flows in the Surma and the Kushiara will also mean reduced flow of the Meghna as it is fed at present by these two rivers.
nation.ittefaq.com /artman/publish/printer_25220.shtml   (458 words)

 Accidents on roads, river ways and its remedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
bus rolled down in Meghna river while it was descending on ferry boat and it caused watery grave of 57 passengers.
River accident does not occur daily, but when occurs it causes death of a few hundreds of passengers.
Heavy rush of people was seen in Chandpur and Meghna ghat who came to receive dead bodies of their relations but they returned with frustration.
nation.ittefaq.com /artman/publish/article_31179.shtml   (1192 words)

 Geography of Bangladesh - The Land, Climate and River Systems
Bangladesh is bordered on the west, north, and east by a 2,400-kilometer land frontier with India and, in the southeast, by a short land and water frontier (193 kilometers) with Burma.
The territorial waters of Bangladesh extend 12 nautical miles, and the exclusive economic zone of the country is 200 nautical miles.
West of the Chittagong Hills is a broad plain, cut by rivers draining into the Bay of Bengal, that rises to a final chain of low coastal hills, mostly below 200 meters, that attain a maximum elevation of 350 meters.
worldfacts.us /Bangladesh-geography.htm   (2029 words)

 BANGLAPEDIA: Tentulia River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Originating from the meghna at north of bhola district, the river flows over Tentulia, Nimdi, Kalaia and Purbamunia to fall into the bay of bengal at Rangopaldi of galachipa upazila as the Buragouranga.
In the past the river was a torrential one, but at present it becomes gentle due to a great braid formation.
The total length of the river is about 84 km and the average width is 6 km.
banglapedia.net /HT/T_0119.HTM   (204 words)

 Brahmaputra River - ArticleWorld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Brahmaputra River is termed a braided channel whereas Ganges River is termed as a meandering channel.
This river is one of the few rivers in the world which has the unique feature of tides flowing against the current of the river.
Because of melting of snow and excessive rains during the monsoons in its catchment areas, frequent catastrophic floods occur along the course of the river.
www.articleworld.org /index.php/Brahmaputra_River   (276 words)

 Bridge design & engineering: News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the dry season the river level falls to a depth of 1.5m, but during the monsoon more than 20,000m3/sec may pass through the bridge, and the water level rises by 6m.
The bed of the river was re-profiled with sand bags, while 450m of the Ashuganj bank and 610m of the Bhairab bank were protected with stone pitching, sand bags, a soil covering, and grass and tree planting.
Crushed river boulders were used for the coarse aggregate, removed from the river bed or embankments, loaded onto shallow boats and taken to nearby crushing mills.
www.bridgeweb.com /magazine/FeatureDetails.cfm?ArticleID=6   (1286 words)

 Country News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
According to the victims about 30 fishermen of nine fishing boats were thrown into the river Meghna allegedly by the pirates of Bacchu Chowdhury and Bashar Majhi gangs on August 22.
Many fishermen have stopped going to the river Meghna and the coastal area for fishing though this is the peak period for catching hilsha.
Abdul Mannan (35), a fisherman of Daulatkhan, drowned in the river Meghna while a fishing trawler capsized in the river with 17 fishermen on August 20.
independent-bangladesh.com /news/aug/26/26082005ct.htm   (3366 words)

All the major rivers, rivulets and canals flowing through the seven upazilas in Jamalpur were full of water for most of the period in a year in the yester years, but they are now dead at many places.
Abundance of water was utilised for the irrigation of vast tracts of land.
The people of different villages living beside the river Karotoa under sadar upazila have demanded the intervention of the government to check dumping of effluents from the mills and factories into the river without treatment.
www.newagebd.com /2005/may/03/home.html   (1265 words)

 The Hindu : River dolphins gasp for life
The first-ever survey of the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) has estimated their population between 1,800 and 2,000 in seven States.
The WWF-India adopted the Ganges River Dolphin as a species of special concern and initiated the Ganges River Dolphin Conservation programme in 1997, under which the survey was conducted along the Ganga in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
More than 20 rivers, including the Upper Ganga (Uttar Pradesh), the Chambal (Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh), the Ghagra and the Gandak (Uttar Pradesh and Bihar), the Sone and the Kosi (Bihar), the Brahmaputra (Arunachal Pradesh) and the Kulsi (Assam), were surveyed.
www.hindu.com /2003/09/06/stories/2003090601152000.htm   (360 words)

 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 641   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Padma and lower Meghna annually devour around 7,000 hectares of floodplain, washing away properties, croplands and infrastructures worth around $500 million, wrote Mahammad Z Mamun and ATM Nurul Amin in their book "A Strategic Plan to Mitigate Riverbank Erosion Disaster in Bangladesh".
During 2001-2004, the Padma alone eroded the rural area along its 30.7km banks, engulfing 3,300 hectares of land--260 hectares of settlement and 1,200 hectare agricultural land, according to the CEGIS report.
Around 24,137 hectare land was eroded along the 90km banks of the lower Meghna from Chandpur to the northern tip of Hatia during 1984-2003 while land accretion was just 1,936 hectare.
www.thedailystar.net /2006/03/18/d6031801107.htm   (811 words)

 Climate.org - A Project of the Climate Institute
In this article, possible changes in the magnitude, extent and depth of floods of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM) rivers in Bangladesh were assessed using a sequence of empirical models and the MIKE11-GIS hydrodynamic model.
Future changes in the peak discharge of the Ganges River are expected to be higher than those for the Brahmaputra River.
However, the overall pattern of change is that for the Upper Parramatta River the 1 in 100-year flood under current conditions becomes the 1 in 44-year event, the 1 in 35-year flood for the Hawkesbury-Nepean and the 1 in 10 for Queanbeyan and Canberra.
www.climate.org /CI/hydro/abstracts/extreme.shtml   (2201 words)

 BD ferry abandoned to its watery grave -DAWN - International; July 22, 2003
DHAKA: A sunken river ferry in Bangladesh was officially abandoned on Monday after almost two weeks of fruitless efforts to salvage the multi-deck boat from its watery grave.
The M.V. Nasreen lies buried under the sand and silt of the Meghna river with the remains of the hundreds of passengers who were on board when the ferry capsized near the riverside town of Chandpur, 95 kilometres south of the capital Dhaka, on July 9.
Chandpur, a farming town in central Bangladesh, is located at the confluence of the swift-flowing Meghna and Dakatia rivers.
www.dawn.com /2003/07/22/int6.htm   (425 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : International
One ferry sank in the Buriganga river near Dhaka and the other at Kishoreganj on the Meghna river, 150 km northeast of the capital, in the midst of a violent storm which lashed the country yesterday.
Hundreds of grieving relatives and villagers gathered on river banks to identify their kin from the bodies lined up on the sand and to await rescue vessels.
Local television showed hundreds of mourning relatives crowding river banks and watching divers hauling up bodies and placing them on rafts to be taken ashore.
www.telegraphindia.com /1030423/asp/foreign/story_1900644.asp   (208 words)

 Bangladesh National Committee of ICID (BANCID)
The landmass of Bangladesh is extremely flat built by the delta-building activities of the three major rivers - the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna with some upland in the north-east and the south-east.
The Ganges river flows east-south-easterly for about 212 km from the Indian border to its confluence with the Brahmaputra, then under the name Padma it flows for about a further 100 km to its confluence with the Meghna at Chandpur.
Of the annual total, 50% is contributed by the Brahmaputra at the border, and another 5% by its tributaries, 38% by the Ganges and another 1% by its tributaries, 6% by the Meghna and its tributaries, and the balance of 1% by the rivers of the Southeast.
www.icid.org /cp_bangladesh.html   (2826 words)

 AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Ganges River flows east-southeast for 212 km from the Indian border to its confluence with the Brahmaputra, then as the Padma River for about a further 100 km to its confluence with the Meghna River at Chandpur.
The Meghna River flows southwest, draining eastern Bangladesh and the hills of Assam, Tripura and Meghalay of India to join the Padma River at Chandpur.
Out of the 230 water courses in the country, 57 are transboundary rivers coming essentially from India and about 93 percent of the catchment areas of the rivers are located outside the country.
www.fao.org /ag/agl/aglw/aquastat/countries/bangladesh/index.stm   (2692 words)

 CNN.com - Hundreds missing in ferry sinking - May 4, 2002
Hundreds are missing from a ferry that sank on the Meghna River in Bangladesh (May 4)
It was not clear what caused the accident or whether the ferry was overloaded as is common in the vast waterways of Bangladesh.
A delta nation of 130 million people crisscrossed by many rivers, Bangladesh is plagued by such accidents as crew often ignore storm warnings and flout maximum-capacity and safety rules.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/05/04/bangladesh.ferry   (446 words)

 Bangladesh rain, currents halt ferry search - Water Voices - HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The M.V. Nasreen nosedived into the turbulent Meghna river near Chandpur town around midnight on Tuesday, while many of its passengers were asleep after departing from the capital, Dhaka.
A navy official on the scene said divers were scanning the river bed with metal finders before rain drove them to shore.
Officials said the spot where the M.V. Nasreen sank was notorious, as it is at the confluence of three rivers -- the Meghna, the Padma and the Dakatia.
www.hindustantimes.com /2005/May/24/6321_304085,0016001100070006.htm   (716 words)

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