Friday, May 18, 2012

River and watercourses:River and watercourses:

River and watercourses:
Gir has seven main rivers. They are Datardi, Shingoda, Macchundri, Saraswati, Raval, Ardak, and Hiran of which only Hiran has perennial flow, the rest being seasonal. Many of these seasonal streams have permanent waterholes, called 'Ghunas' and 'Virdas', which provide precious water to animals and birds. Gir also has four dams and that has made possible to store water in large reservoirs. Hiran River is the main lifeline of Western Gir.
http://image14.webshots.com/15/8/49/77/162884977iJiiru_fs.jpgIt originates from Kansa hills of Gir, and flows close to Sasan, Dadhia, Rajasthali, and Gidadiya ness and close to Talala village. It meets Sarasvati and Kapila rivers near Prabhas Patan to reach the Arabian Sea. Sarasvati originates from Dipada-No-Dungar in Gir to meet Hiran hillocks of Dhali Bakini Dungari near Chanchai hills. It crosses Gir near Kardapan, Mandvi, Kodila, and Ghodavadi and near Una Navabundar and meets the Arabian Sea. Shingoda River originates from the Chase hillocks and Kadi Vadli hillocks and crosses Gir near Buntel, Chhodavadi, Jamwala and Kansaria-No-Ness. It meets the Arabian Sea near Kodinar. The Dataedi River passes close to the Jamwala ness to meet at Jamwal, while the river Raval originates from Dhundhia hills of Gir, goes to Una and near Manekpor, meets the Arabian Sea.

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