Krishna River Source :
# Krishna river originates in Mahabaleshwar,near Jor village of Satara District of Maharashtra at an altitude of 1,337m in Western Ghats.
Krishna River Mouth :
# Krishna river ends at Bay Of Bengal in Hamsaladeevi of Krishna District ,Andhra Pradesh .
Krishna River Basin :
#The total length of Krishna river is 1400m.
# It drains over three states namely Maharashtra,Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
#Total area it drains in Sq.km is 258,948
Karnataka : 113,271 sq.km
Maharashtra : 69,425 Sq.km
Andhra Pradesh : 76,252 sq.km
# 75.86% of the river basin is covered with Agriculture land.
# NorthEast of the river basin is dominated by Deccan Traps.
# Central Part of Krishna Basin is of Crystalline Rocks.
#Eastern side of river basin is dominated by Cuddapah Group.
Source : Water resources information system of India
Tributaries of Krishna River :
Right Tributaries :
Left Tributaries :
Tributaries Explanations :
Right Tributaries :
#Ghatprabha river rises near Chaukal of Sindhudurg District in Maharashtra in Western Ghats.
# It joins Krishna river in Almatti ,Karnataka .
#Gokak Falls (Belaghavi Distri
ct,Karnataka) is on River Ghatprabha.
2.Malaprabha River :
#It originates in Western Ghats at Kanakumbi Village in Belgaum District ,Karnataka.
#It Joins Krishna at Kudalasangama in Bagalkot District,Karnataka.
#Navilatirtha Dam is built on Malaprabha river.
#Renukasagar is also on the River Malaprabha.
#Pattadakal and Aihole inscription are located on the banks of river Malaprabha.
# Tungabhadra river is formed by joining of two rivers,Tunga from left and Bhadra from right.
# The two rivers originate in Chikmangalur District of Karnataka.
#The ancient name of the river was Pampa.
# Tungabhadra Dam is constructed across the river.
# Hampi is located on the banks of river tungabhadra .
5.Koyna River :
# It rises near Mahableshwar in the Western Ghats.
# unlike other rivers flow,Koyna river flows in North-South Direction.
#Koyna river meets Krishna river at Karad in Maharashtra.
# Shivasagar lake (Maharashtra) is formed by Koyna river.
# Koyna Dam(Maharashtra) is built on Koyna river.
#Koyna wild Life Sanctuary in Satara District in Maharashtra is located on Koyna river.
6.Pachganga River :
#It rises from Prayag Sangam in Kolhapur District ,Maharashtra.
# It joins with Krishna river in Narsobawadi,Maharashtra.
#Panchganga means “Five Rivers”.
# Panchganga is formed by four streams namely Kasari,Kumbhi,Tulsi and Bhogawati.
Left Tributaries :
1 . Bhima River :
# The largest tributary of Krishna river .
# It rises in Bhimashankar hills in Pune District ,Maharashtra.
# It flows through Maharashtra ,Karnataka and joins with Krishna
# Dams built in Bhima river are Chas Kamam Dam in Pune District,Ujjani Dam in Solapur District.
# Bhima river is seperated from Godavari Basin by Harishchandra and Balaghat Ranges.
#Bhimashankar Wild Life Sanctuary is located on the banks of Bhima river.
2.Musi River :
# Musi river originates in Anantagiri hills near Vikrabad in Telengana .
# It joins with Krishna river at Vadapally in Nalgonda District of Telengana.
# Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar are two dams built on Musi river.
# Hyderabad is located on the banks of river Musi.
3.Munneru River :
#It originates at the Warangal District of Telengana.
# It then joins with Krishna at Eturu Village in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
4 Paleru River :
# Paleru river joins Krishna river at Krishna District .
Major Dams In Krishna River :
1.Almatti Dam – Krishna river
2.Ankamanhal Dam – Krishna-Tungabhadra river
3.Chaskaman Dam – Bhima river
4.Dasanahalli Dam-Krishna- Tungabhadra river
5.Dhom Dam – Krishna river
6.Hidkal Dam – Ghatprabha river
7.Hivare Dam- Wanganga
8.Indirammasagar Dam- Musi river
9.Anajpur Dam – Musi river
10.Koil Sagar Dam -Peddavagu river
11.Kottur Dam-Krishna-Tungabhadra river
12.Nagarjunasagar Dam – Krishna river
13.Narayanapura Dam – Krishna river
14.Osman Sagar Dam – Musi river
15.Pedda cheru ,Indurthy Dam- Krishna river
16.Jurala Dam -Krishna river
17.Sangambanda Dam – Krishna river
18.Sankarasamudran Dam – Krishna river
19.Srisailam Dam – Krishna river
20.Suryanarayanacheru Dam – Musi river
21.Talsangi Dam -Bhavani river
22.Ujjani Dam -Bhima river
23.Wyra Dam -Munneru river
24. Yellur Dam – Krishna river