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Name
China
Yarlung Zangbo, Jiang , Pinyin
Tibet
Yarkung Tsangpo, Tomchok Khambab
India
Arunachal Pradesh Dihang , Siang
Assam Brahmaputra, Lohit, Luit, Bor Luit, Burhaluit, Burkung Buthur(Bodo), Nam- Dao-Phi(Ahom) Tilao (Thai) Taluk (Singpho-Mishmi) Lao-Tu, Ancient Sanskrit Text-Mandakini, Hridini, Brahmi, Karkaya
Bangladesh
Jamuna, Meghna
Bhutan
Brahmaputra
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Source Angsi Glacier (Lui Shouchuang), Chemayung Dung Glacier (Pranavanada), Kopi Glacier (Sven Hedin)
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Elevation 5,210 m, Chemayungdung Glacier
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Countries Covered China, India, Bangladesh
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India States in India Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Major cities on the bank of Brahmaputra in Assam Sadiya, Dibrugrah, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara, Dhubri
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Mouth Mouth Bay of Bengal Bangladesh,Ganga Brahmaputra Delta-largest in the world 59510 SqKm
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Length Total 2897Km
China(Tibet)
1625Km
India
Arunachal Pradesh 198Km
Assam 720Km
Total 918Km
Bangladesh
Mouth Bay of Bengal Bangladesh,Ganga Brahmaputra Delta-largest in the world 354Km
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Wide in Assam Average 5.46Km
Min 1 Km at Hajo Guwahati
Max 16 Km in Dibrugarh
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Wide in Bangladesh
Jamuna-12 Km
Padma- 9.5 Km
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Depth 3 to 27.4 m
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Discharge/Annually 700 million metric ton
Average 19,300 m3/s (681,600 cu ft/s)
Max 100,000 m3/s (351,500 cu ft/s)
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Brahmaputra basin
Total
580160Sq Km
China 293000 SqKm
India Total 194413 Sq.km.
States in India Basin Area % State area in Brahmaputra Basin
Arunachal Pradesh 82424 SqKm 100%
Assam 70634 SqKm 90.79%
Meghalaya 11667 SqKm 52.52%
Nagaland 10803 SqKm 65.70%
Sikkim 7300 SqKm 100%
West Bengal 12585 SqKm 14.18%
Bhutan
45000 SqKm
Bangladesh
47000 SqKm
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Rainfall Tibet 400mm
India & Bangladesh 1700 to 4000mm
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Climate Cold and Dry in TIbet, humid and hot in India and Bangladesh
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Flood in Assam Annually flooded area in Assam by Brahmaputra and tributaries 0.8 million hect
Total Flood Prone Area 31.350 Lakh Hect
Flood Damage in
Assam in
2014 & 2015
Particulars Year
2014 2015
Village affected 4446 4763
Total Crop Damaged 372178 32930301
Population affected 4203609 3666908
Relief Campes Opened 817 984
Inmates in Relief Camps 803080 676205
Human Lives Lost 69 64
Animal death Big- 1093193 , Small - 313409
Poultry - 354151
Big-622099, Small- 304991
Poultry- 404011
House Damaged 54088(Fully), 82095(Partially) 1537(Fully) 1955(Partially)
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Flood Protection in Assam Total area protected 1650000 Ha (52% of Total Flood Prone Area)
Protective Measures Taken Embankments- on
Brahmaputra
Total 1023.88 Km
North Bank 555.48 Km
South Bank 468.40 Km
Major Sluices on the Brahmaputra 20
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No 0f Hydrological observation station of Central Water Commission(CWC) 108
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No of Flood Forecasting station of CWC 27
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Bridges on Brahmaputra in Assam Sariaghat at Guwahati, Nar Naryan Setu at Goalpara, Kalia Bhomra at Kaliabor, New Bridges at Bogibeel (Dibrugrah), Dhaula(Tinsukia) and Saraighat are under construction.
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National Parks on the bank of Brahmaputra in Assam Kaziranga,Orang, Dibru Saikhowa
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Wildlife sanctuaries on the bank near to Brahmaputra in Assam Laokhowa Bura-Chapuri , Panidhing
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Water potential
Surface Water potential (Km3) 537.2
Ground Water potential (Km3) 27.9
Total Water potential in the basin (Km3) 565.1
Hydropower potential of Brahmaputra Basin 66065 mw
Hydropower installed capacity 2120 mw
Hydropower under construction 5592 mw
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Navigation
China(Tibet) 640 Km
India 891 Km National waterway 2
Bangladesh 354 Km
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Water Transportation in Assam Boats Registered
in Assam
Steel vessels 45
Wooden Vessels 35
Pontoons 25
Shallow Draft Boat 53
Country Boat 7
Commercial Boat
Services
River Cruise(VIP) 3
River Cruise (Shallow Draft ) 3
Motor Tug(M.T) 2
Pusher Tug 4
Terminal facility & Barges 35
Passenger Ferry Service 98
Mechanically propelled boats 4000
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Passengers in numbers(2013-14) 7039059
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Goods Transported in Metric Ton (2013-14) 356552 MT

 


 

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