Rivers in Karnataka

9. Suvarnavathi River

Suvarnavathi River

River Source: Nasurghat Hills, Mysore.

States Covered: Karnataka.

Districts Covered: Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka.

Dams: Suvarnavathi Dam, Chamarajanagar (built between Karnataka and Tamilnadu border)

Total Length: 88 Km.

The Suvarnavathi River that originates from Mysore is one of the southern tributaries of the Kaveri River. This river is also called Honnuhole (Honhole). The river is used for various purposes such as drinking water, agriculture, and many more. People visit Suvarnavathi Reservoir to have a beautiful view as a day trip.

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10. Hemavati River

Hemavati River

River Source: Mudigere, Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka.

States Covered: Karnataka.

Districts Covered: Chikkamagaluru, Mandya, and Hassan.

Sub-Tributaries: Lokapavani River.

Dams: Gorur Dam (Hassan).

Total Length: 245 Km.

Size: 5,419 sq. Km.

Hemavati River is one of the tributaries of the river Kaveri originates in Chikkamagaluru district, a dam is built across the river called “Hemavati Dam” which helps people for their livelihood. There are some tourist attractions near the river such as Shettihalli Rosary Church, Paravasudeva, Yoganarasimha Temple, etc.

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11. Harangi River

Harangi River

River Source: Pushpagiri Hills, Kodagu, Karnataka.

States Covered: Karnataka.

Districts Covered: Kodagu and Mysore.

Dams: Hudgur village, Somwarpet taluk, Kodagu district.

Meeting Place: Kudige, Somwarpet taluk (with River Kaveri)

Total Length: 50 Km.

Size: 419.6 sq Km.

Harangi River is one of the tributary of River Kaveri, it originates on Pushpagiri hills in Kodagu district. It is one of the famous tourist spots in monsoon season, people visit to see river flows from the hills. A dam is built across Mysore-Kodagu border that facilitates water for agriculture locally.

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12. Kabini River

Kabini River

River Source: Pakramthalam hills, Wayanad, Kerala.

States Covered: Kerala and Karnataka.

Districts Covered: Mysore.

Sub Tributories: Taraka,Hebballa, Nugu, and Gundal.

Meeting Place: Tirumakudalu Narasipura (with River Kaveri).

Dams: Kabini Dam, Beechanahalli Village,  Heggadadevankote Taluk, Mysore.

Total Length: 240 km.

Size:  2,141.90 sq Km.

13. Shimsha River

Shimsha River

River Source: Devarayanadurga hill, Tumkur, Karnataka.

States Covered: Karnataka.

Districts Covered: Tumkur, Mandya, and Chamarajanagar.

Meeting Place: Chamarajanagar (with River Kaveri)

Sub Tributaries: Chikkahole, Hebbahalla, Kanihalla, Kanva, Mullahalla, and Veeravaishnavi.

Dams: Markonahalli Dam, Tumkur.

Total Length: 221 Km.

Size: 8469 sq Km.

14. Palar River

Palar River

River Source: Nandhi Hills, Chikkaballapur district, Karnataka.

States Covered: Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

Districts Covered: Chikkaballapur and Kolar.

Sub Tributaries: Cheyyaru River.

Total Length: 348 Km.

Size: 17,633.19 sq.Km.

15. Kali River

Kali River

River Source: Supa, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka.

States Covered: Karnataka.

Districts Covered: Uttara Kannada.

Sub-Tributaries: Tattihalli, Pandari, Kaneri, and Madri.

Dams: Supa Dam.

Water Falls: Lalguli Falls, Yelappur Taluk.

Total Length: 184 Km.

Size: 4,297 sq Km.

16. Gangavalli River

Gangavalli River, List of Rivers in Karnataka

River Source: the Western Ghats, south Dharwad, Karnataka.

States Covered: Karnataka.

Districts Covered: Dharwad.

Total Length: 152 Km.

Size: 3,574 sq Km.

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