Himalayan river system(from goel & company ludhiana)
HIMALAYAN RIVER SYSTEM
Rivers begin in the upper reaches of a
watershed (a watershed is the land drained
by a specific river and its tributaries ). A
river’s headwaters could start as snow
melting from rocky mountain peaks or as a
little stream bubbling up from a forest floor.
Take any community with a clean,
healthy river. Chances are, that
community has a high quality of life. A
river and its associated parks and
pathways provide places for people to
gather, take walks, and go boating and
Freshwater species--the fish, snails, amphibians,
mussels, and other species on the planet.
They're dying out five times faster than animals
that live on land and three times faster than
The Himalayas are not merely a
geographical feature, a range of
mountains; they epitomise a people’s
civilisational identity that goes back to
the dawn of history.
These rivers are both snow-fed and rain-fed and
therefore perennially flow throughout the year.
Himalayan rivers discharge about 70% of their
inflow into the sea. This includes about 5% from
central Indian rivers. They join the Ganga and
drain into the Bay of Bengal.
The Trans Himalayan Indus River rises
near the Mansarovar Lake on the Tibetan
plateau. It enters the Himalayas in
southeastern Ladakh near its confluence
with the River Gurtang at an elevation of
The holiest of all the rivers, Ganga
or the Ganges is a perennial river,
which is held in high regard by the
Hindus. The Ganga river has an
exalted position in the Hindu ethos.
One of the great rivers of Asia, the
Brahmaputra commences its 3,000-km journey
to the Bay of Bengal from the slopes of
Kailash in western Tibet. As Tibet's great
river, the Tsangpo, transverses east across
the high-altitude Tibetan plateau north of the
Great Himalayan Range, carving out myriad