Kaveri/ Cauvery river

Kaveri/ Cauvery river

▪️It rises in the Brahmagiri range near Cherangala village of Kodagu (Coorg) district of Karnataka and drains into the Bay of Bengal. 

▪️It is bounded by Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats and by the ridges separating it from Krishna basin and Pennar basin.

▪️It is the third largest river – after Godavari and Krishna – in South India

▪️the largest river in the State of Tamil Nadu

▪️Cauvery basin extends over states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and UT of Puducherry.


▪️ Left Bank: the Harangi, the Hemavati, the Shimsha and the Arkavati. 

▪️ Right Bank: Lakshmantirtha, the Kabbani, the Suvarnavati, the Bhavani, the Noyil and the Amaravati.

▪️On the Cauvery, lies the “Grand Anicut dam” said to have been constructed by Chola King in 1st century A.D.

▪️Imp dams : Krishna Raja Sagara dam, Mettur