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River Kolab

River Kolab
The river Kolab originates from the Sinkaran hills of the Eastern Ghats in Koraput districts and finally meets the Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. It is is one of the main tributaries of Godavari and one of the major rivers of Odisha, The river covers a catchment area of 20400 sq kms. The prominent tributaries of Kolab are Karandi Nalla, Guradi Nalla, Kangar Nallah, Garia, Dharmageda Nallah, JamNadi, Malengar River, Mulervagu Nallah, Potteru Vagu Nallah, Machhakund River, Sileru River. The Kolab Dam is house to the Upper Kolab Hydro Electric Project which utilizes the potential of river Kolab to generate power. Sileru River (known as Machkund) is the major tributary of Sabari which joins Sabari river at tri-junction boundary point of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Sileru river has huge potential of hydro electricity generation which has been substantially harnessed by constructing Machkund, Balimela, upper Sileru, Donkarayi and lower Sileru hydro power projects.


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