Gandak

Gandak

 

a river in Nepal and India, left tributary of the Ganges. Length, 650 km. It rises in the Himalayas under the name Kali Gandaki, in the central part of the Greater Himalayas, near Sharba pass. Flowing in a deep valley, it crosses almost the entire mountain system. After emerging from the mountains, it flows along the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Water discharge is from 200-400 cu m per sec in the winter and early spring to 15,000 cu m per sec in the summer. Destructive floods are frequent. The Gandak has great irrigative value and is used for floating timber and local navigation.

References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: Toll rises to 214 as new areas inundated after Budhi Gandak river breaks its embankment
A TOURIST bus travelling to Triveni in Nepal plunged into the Gandak canal in Nawalparasi district near the India- Nepal border.
The bus plunged into the swollen Gandak Irrigation Canal in Nawalparasi, about 150 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ram Dutta Joshi told Kyodo News by telephone.
He said five survivors had told police there were around 75 people on board before it plunged into the Gandak River on Nepal's border with India.
The release further informed that Dileep Kumar, Executive Engineer, Main Western Gandak Canal (mobile No.
The people of Nepal have a serious grievance towards India; they feel betrayed by India in the conduct of Koshi (1954), Gandak (1959) and Mahakali (1996) river agreements.
Kathmandu, July 15 ( ANI ): Indian pilgrims are among the 36 killed when an overcrowded bus skidded off the road and plunged into the Gandak Canal in southern Nepal on Sunday.
Authorities said the flood situation turned grim in several districts of Bihar with major rivers like Ganga, Kosi, Bagmati, Gandak, and Kamal Balan overflowing with rain water.
Flash floods caused by incessant rains in the catchment areas of the Gandak River and heavy discharge of water from Vamikinagar barrage have inundated several villages in Goalganj district also.
Authorities said that the first such project concerning the interlinking of the Burhi Gandak river with Noon, Baya and Ganga rivers would start by mid 2011-12.