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 Rivers in Nepal


Moving mass of water which flows from high land to low land is called river. Rivers begin or rise to flow from mountains or lakes. They flow through mountains, rocks and plain lands. They finally fall in to the sea or some other river. There are a large number of rivers in Nepal. Most of them rise from Himalayas or high mountains. However, some come from the mountain tops. Most of the rivers in Nepal start from snow-capped mountains so they flow continuously. These rivers are permanent in flowing water.


A few names of such rivers are: Koshi, Tamor, Gandaki, Karnali, Arun, Trisuli, Rapti, Sunkoshi, Narayani, Seti etc. Koshi is the biggest, Gandaki is the deepest and Karnali is the longest of all these rivers in Nepal. We all are rich in water resource. We can make good income from these rivers. However, only a little part of water resource is in proper usage. It is unfortunate that most of the water flows down uselessly.

Rivers are very useful. They have many advantages. Some of their advantages are given as follows.  We can irrigate our fields from the water of rivers. People can use the water of rivers as drinking water. We can get fish from rivers. The rivers of Nepal are very effective to produce hydro-electricity. We can row boat and raft along the rivers. Rivers can create some problems also. Flooding is one of the most dangerous problems caused by river.


Nepal is known as the second richest country in water resource in the world. Brazil is the richest country in water resource. If hydroelectricity could be produced, Nepal would have been counted as a developed country of the world. The rivers in Nepal are of great importance because they can play a vital role for the development of the country. They can be used to generate electricity, supply drinking water and provide irrigation. These are the reasons why the rivers in Nepal are of great importance.

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