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River Banshadhara

River Banshadhara
The river Banshadhara originates from the flanks of the Durgakangar hills (Lingaraj hills) of the Eastern Ghats in Kalahandi district and Kalyansinghpur in Rayagada district of Odisha and runs for a distance of about 254 kilometers, where it joins the Bay of Bengal at Kalingapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The total catchement area of the river basin is about 10,830 square kilometers. It is an major east flowing river between Mahanadi and Godavari, in Southern Odisha and North Eastern Andhra Pradesh states. The river traverses a total distance of 239 kms before its outfall into the Bay of Bengal in Andhra Pradesh. The prominent tributaries of river Vamsadhara are Bhangi, Pedagoda on right side and Badanalla, Chauladhua, Pandaka Nalla, Badajhar, Harbhangi, Sananadi, Mahendratanaya on left side.


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