Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kushiyara River

The Kushiyara River is one of the many rivers in Bangladesh that crosses international boundaries. It originates in the northern hill country of Assam, India and runs along the border of the Indian states of Nagaland and Manipur before entering Bangladesh. The total length of the Kushiyara is about 161 km. The average width of the river is 830 feet (250 m) and in the rainy season the mean depth of the Kushiyara reaches up to 33 feet (10 m), the maximum depth of river is 40 feet (12 m). The river carries a huge amount of water as well as sediments from Karimganj in Assam and the hilly areas of Hill Tripura. The highest and lowest discharges have been measured at Sherpur amounting to 3,700 cumecs and 33 cumecs respectively.

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