Cauvery River

  • Cauvery River (Kaveri) originates at Talakaveri on the Brahmagiri range near Cherangala village of Kodagu (Coorg) district of Karnataka in the Western Ghats.
  • It is designated as “the Ganga of the South” or ‘Dakshina Ganga’.
  • It is one of the east-flowing peninsular rivers, like Godavari and Krishna.
  • Its upper catchment area receives rainfall during summer from the southwest monsoon and the lower catchment area receives rainfall during the winter season from the retreating northeast Monsoon.
  • It is one of the best-regulated rivers and 90 to 95% of its irrigation and power potential already stands harnessed.
  • Sivasamudram Waterfalls is on this river.
  • The river divides itself into two distinct channels at Srirangam,
    • the northern channel is called Kollidam and
    • the southern one retains the name Cauvery.
  • The Kaveri River also forms a big delta in a quadrilateral shape.
  • The Cauvery basin extends over the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
  • The total length of the river from its origin to an outfall is 800 km.

Related Articles

Godavari River

Godavari River is the largest peninsular river system in India.

It is held in reverence as ‘Vridha Ganga’ or ‘Dakshina Ganga’.

The river originates from Trimbakeshwar near Nasik in Maharashtra.

Vaigai River

Vaigai River is the longest stream south of the Cauvery Delta.

It entirely lies in the state of Tamil Nadu.

It originates in Varusanadu Hills, the Periyar Plateau of the Western Ghats range.

Ponnaiyar River

Ponnaiyar River is the South Pennar River that originates in the Nandi Hills in the Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka.

It is also known as Dakshina Pinakini in Kannada and Thenpennai in Tamil.

It is one of the east-flowing peninsular rivers in India, like Godavari and Krishna.

Penna River

Penna River springs from the Nandi Durg peak in Karnataka.

It is also known as Uttara Pinakini or Northern pennar.

It is known by different names like pennar, penneru, and penner in different places.