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.
  • It is one of the east-flowing peninsular rivers in India, like Godavari and Krishna.
  • The basin extends over the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
  • The total length is 597 km.
  • The principal tributaries are the Jayamangli, the Kunderu, the Chitravari, the Papagani and the Cheyyeru.

Boundaries of Penna River Basin

  • The fan-shaped basin is bounded by
    • the Erramala range on the north,
    • the Nallamala and Velikonda ranges of the Eastern Ghats on the east,
    • the Nandidurg hills on the south and
    • the narrow ridge separating it from the Vedavati valley of the Krishna Basin on the west.
  • The other hill ranges in the basin to the south of the river are the Seshachalam [famous for Red Sanders] and Paliconda ranges.

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