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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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People have expressed grave concerns and strongly protested the forced collection of fee, saying that some 'politically influential' contractors have fenced the banks of River Chenab at Head Marala in a bid to halt free entry of the people.
He said that upstream flow was recorded at 114,660 cusecs in River Chenab at Head Marala.
In the present scenario, the FFD said, high to very high flood was expected in the Hasri, Bein, Basanter, Ujh, Jhajri, Kather and Deg nullahs of the River Ravi, and in Palku, Aik and Bhimber nullahs of the River Chenab. 'All the authorities concerned have been asked to stay alert, and take precautionary measures accordingly,' the FFD said.
As per sources, river Chenab is flooded after water released by India caused 55000 cusecs water to increase in five hours.
The discharge of flood water from India will result in rising water-level in River Chenab and flooding in local nullahs including nullah Dek, Palkhu and other local drains.
Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) had already issued flood warning regarding flood in River Chenab at Head Marala near Sialkot.
The local irrigation department officials said on Monday the water level was 37,344 cusecs in the River Chenab, 3,407 cusecs in the River Tavi and 1,284 cusecs in the River Jammu at the Head Marala.
Due to our continued efforts there's a major breakthrough that India has finally agreed to our request for inspection of Indian projects in Chenab basin.'
According to police, on receiving information, the police conducted raid near Upper Chenab to arrest Joora Gang which involved in manufacturing cocking oil through bones and cholesterol of dead animals.
High to very high flood situation is expected in River Chenab along with associated nullahs of Rivers Chenab and Ravi.
Officials of the Indian Indus Water Commission insisted during the meetings that the engineering design of Pakal Dul Dam that is being built on the Chenab river's tributary, has been prepared in line with the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty.
Project Scope :Construction of the Chenab Valley Power (CVPP) Kwar Hydroelectric project.