Geography

Drainage

Question:

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

Answer:

East Flowing Peninsular Rivers West Flowing Peninsular Rivers
1. Major Rivers: Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari and Kaveri 1. Narmada, Tapi and Mahi
2. Rivers drain into Bay of Bengal 2. These rivers fall into the Arabian Sea.
3. Flow through wide shallow valleys and form deltas at their mouth. 3. Flows through narrow rift valleys and enter sea through estuaries.
4. Have large basins 4. Have smaller basins
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Drainage

Q 1.

Name the two Himalayan river systems.

Q 2.

Name the long rivers which flow west and form esturies.

Q 3.

Which three rivers system forms the Himalayan river system?

Q 4.

What is special about Sivasamudram?

Q 5.

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

Q 6.

Give any three differences between peninsular and Himalayan rivers.

Q 7.

Name the four groups of river systems found in India?

Q 8.

Describe the three main features of river Brahmaputra.

Q 9.

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

Q 10.

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