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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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MULTAN:Three teams of the Dera Ghazi Khan wildlife department and a team of the Multan wildlife department on Tuesday were sent to areas around the Indus and Chenab rivers to check the illegal hunting of migratory birds.
BSF constable Satyasheel Yadav ( 30) was swept away by a strong current in the Chenab river on Wednesday.
We were expecting a bumper cotton crop after an outstanding wheat season," said Abdul Rahman Bhutta, a local farmer whose three patches of land scattered along the Indus and Chenab rivers have been inundated unexpectedly.
While the two countries had exchanged data about the water flow in the Chenab River during Shah's recent visit to India, India has rejected the data compiled by Pakistan and asked for a visit to Marala Headworks for inspecting the water flow.
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.
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At present, India is building, sixty back to back, water-cum-power projects over Chenab, however, government focused on only four controversial projects who have a capacity to generate more than 2000 MW of energy on Chenab River in which Pakal Dul Hydroelectric Plant- 1000 MW, Ratle Hydroelectric Power Project-850 MW, Miyar-120 MW and Lower Kalnai-48 MW are included.
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Project Location: Chenab River in the Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir, India