The river with their tributaries form the “river system“. The river systems of Himalayan rivers are:
The Indus River System:
- Indus river rises in Tibet, near Lake Mansoravar.
- It enters India via the Ladakh district.
- Tributaries like Zaskar, Nubra, Shyok and Hunza join it in Kashmir.
- Satluj, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum join it near Mithankot in Pakistan.
- Indus is one of the longest rivers of the world.
- In India, Indus’s basin is located in Jammu, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
The Ganga River System:
- Ganga emerges from the mountains on to the plains in Haridwar.
- The river Yamuna meets the Ganga at Allahabad.
- Many tributaries from Himalayas like Ghaghara, Gandak and Kosi join Ganga.
- These three tributaries flood most parts of northern plains every year.
- The tributaries like Chambal, Betwa and Son come from the peninsular uplands.
- Farakka in West Bengal is the northernmost point of the…
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