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Chenab

(chēnäb`), one of the "five rivers" of the Punjab, 675 mi (1,086 km) long, rising in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and flowing NW through the Kashmir Himalayas, then SW through Pakistani Punjab to join the SutlejSutlej
, longest of the five rivers of the Punjab, c.900 mi (1,450 km) long, rising in the Kailas Range, SW Tibet region of China, and flowing generally west, meandering through the Himalayas in India, then onto the Punjab plain where it receives the Beas River and forms part of
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 River. The RaviRavi
, one of the five rivers of the Punjab, 475 mi (764 km) long, rising in the Himalayas, NW India, and flowing generally W into Pakistan, past Lahore, to join the Chenab River, NE Pakistan.
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, westernmost of the five rivers of the Punjab, 480 mi (772 km) long. Rising in Jammu and Kashmir, India, it flows W through the Vale of Kashmir, S through Pakistan-occupied foothills, then SW across Punjab to the Chenab River.
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 rivers are the chief tributaries. The Chenab's water are important for irrigation.

Chenab

 

a river in India and Pakistan. The Chenab measures approximately 1,100 km in length and drains an area of 138,000 sq km. Originating in the glaciers of the Western Himalayas, it flows through a deep valley in India and over the plains of Punjab in Pakistan. The main tributaries are the Jhelum and the Ravi, below the influx of which the Chenab is called the Trimab. The Chenab empties into the Sutlej River (Indus River basin).

The Chenab is fed by melting firn fields and glaciers and by rain, mainly during the summer monsoon season. The water level rises from June through October and is low in winter. The mean flow rate at the point where the river flows from the mountains is 890 cu m per sec; lower it decreases owing to the distribution of water through numerous irrigation canals (about 200,000 hectares of agricultural land is irrigated ). Cities in the densely populated valley include Wazirabad, Chiniot, and Multan, all in Pakistan.

Chenab

a river rising in the Himalayas and flowing southwest to the Sutlej River in Pakistan. Length: 1087 km (675 miles)
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According to the press release issued by the NDMA, a strong westerly wave is like to hit the upper catchments of the Chenab River due to which moderate to heavy rainfall can be expected in Chenab River's catchment areas.
In June this year, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had laid the foundation stone for the Ratle project on Chenab river, the report added.
Authorities were busy making arrangements to meet any untoward situation in Muzaffargarh, Shujaajabad and other areas situated at banks of Chenab River.
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NHPC is also in the process of forming a joint venture with the state utility and PTC India for developing 2,100-mw capacity in the Chenab river basin, including the 1,000-mw Pakal Dul.
The accident occurred in southern Doda district when the driver of the 25-seater bus, which was carrying more than 30 people, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the Chenab River.
Rescue operations are continuing where the vehicle veered off a mountain road and plunged into the Chenab river near Pranoo, a village 170km northeast of Jammu.
Pakistan is planning to approach the World Bank (WB) to seek compensation from India for reduced water flow in the Chenab River and design defects in Baglihar Dam.
The bus went off the Kishtwar-Paddar Road in a remote area near Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir's winter capital, and plunged into the Chenab River.
Two militants and a soldier were killed after troops engaged them in a gun battle near a vital bridge over the Chenab River in Jammu, said Brigadier Ravi Tushir.
He informed that 66 out of 132 mouzas of the district situated at riverine areas of the Chenab river were affected so far.
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