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River Subarnarekha

River Subarnarekha
The river  Subarnarekha  originates near Nagri, near Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. It flows through the Indian states of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. As per tradition, gold was mined near the origin of the river at a village named Piska near Ranchi. This is why it was named Subarnarekha, meaning "streak of gold". Total length of the river from its origin to its outfall into Bay of Bengal is 446.12 kms, including 79 kms inside Odisha. 

After originating near Nagri village of the Chhotnagpur plateau of Jharkhand, the Subarnarekha traverses a long distance through Ranchi and East Singhbhum districts in the state. Thereafter it flows for shorter distances through Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal for 83 kms and in Balasore district of Odisha it flows for 79 kms and joins the Bay of Bengal near Talsari. The prominent tributaries of the Subarnarekha are Raru river, Kanchi river, Damra river, Karru river, Kharkhai river, Chinguru river, Karakari river, Gurma river, Garra river, Singaduba river, Kodia river, Dulunga river and Khaijori river. Several areas in the lower reaches of Subarnarekha, particularly the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal are wihin the flood hazard zone. There are multiple power plants, barrages and dams on the river Subarnarekha.

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