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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.

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The Kali Gandaki River in Myagdi district, about 140km north-west of the capital, Kathmandu, has created a deep and growing new lake.
The landslide at Ramche village in Myagdi district, about 140 km (90 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, struck on Saturday night and blocked the Kali Gandaki river, triggering fears that a large volume of water would build up and then burst through, causing floods downstream that could reach as far as India.
This five-year program aims to reduce adverse impacts of climate change and threats to biodiversity in two priority landscapes of Nepal - Terai Arc Landscape and the Gandaki River Basin, complemented by support to strengthen the enabling policy environment at the national level.
The plane skidded off the runway as it was trying to land and then it fell into the Kali Gandaki River," said Chandra Mohan Gauchan, a former airline officer who helped with the rescue work.
DOA said detailed analysis of the crumbling caves and their contents through different methods including DNA analysis has painted a more comprehensive picture of the important role of the Kali Gandaki River corridor in human migration and the exchange of art and religion between the regions of Central Asia, the Tibetan plateau and Southeast Asia.
PALPA, May 2 -- Repair and decoration work to beautify Nepal's "Taj Mahal" situated on the bank of Kali Gandaki River in Palpa district has started.
We started out on horseback along the bank of Kali Gandaki River and after two hours reined our horses and started uphill on foot.
The ministry added that three injured rebels are feared dead after they jumped into the Kali Gandaki River in the Baglung district.
Kathmandu -- Our Royal Nepal Airlines helicopter swept low over the bright green rice fields of the Himalayan foothills and entered the Kali Gandaki River gorge -- the deepest in the world where it bisects the Annapurna and Dhauligiri mountain ranges -- before emerging above the arid heights of the Tibetan Plateau.
The bodies of the 13 victims included three unidentified foreigners recovered from the scene, and the helicopters were checking other sites along the Seti Gandaki River, UPI reported.
Fish assemblage and environmental correlates in Nepal's Gandaki River.