geography - drainage

Class 9 - Geography

Drainage

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Question:

Give any three differences between peninsular and Himalayan rivers.

Answer:

Himalayan Rivers Peninsular Rivers
1. Glaciers are the source of most of the Himalayan rivers. Perennial in nature and exhibit smaller variation in volume throughout year. 1. Supply of water largely depends on monsoon rain. These are seasonal and exhibit large variation in volume throughout year.
2. Gorges carved by them indicate these rivers are young. 2. Wide and Shallow valleys occupied by these rivers tell that these have reached their age.
3. Have large basins and catchment areas. 3. Small basins and catchment areas
4. Do intense erosional activities 4. Do little erosional activities.
5. In lower courses develop meanders. 5. Generally, these rivers have straight courses.
6. Longer courses passing through mountains, plains and delta regions. 6. Smaller courses flow through plateau and coastal plains.
7. Frequent intense floods 7. Less frequent as well as less intense.
8. Great potential for hydro power. Brings benefits for irrigation and navigation. 8. Limited use of irrigation and power generation. Low feasibility for power plants.


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Drainage - Questions
1.

Which three rivers system forms the Himalayan river system?


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2.

What is special about Sivasamudram?


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3.

Name the two Himalayan river systems.


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4.

Name the long rivers which flow west and form esturies.


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5.

Give any three differences between peninsular and Himalayan rivers.


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6.

Name the four groups of river systems found in India?


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7.

How are the West flowing rivers different from the East flowing rivers of Peninsular Plateau? Give any three points of distinction.


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8.

Where does river Narmada originate? Name any two picturesque locations formed by it.


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9.

Describe the following drainage patterns of streams:
(i) Radial
(ii) Dendritic
(iii) Trellis (iv) Rectangular pattern


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10.

Describe the three main features of river Brahmaputra.


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