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  Damanganga Basin
     
 
Damanganga Basin
 
     
  The Damanganga originates from Sahyadri hills near Valveri village in Paint taluka of Nasik district in Maharashtra State. It travels a distance of 131.30 km. before it drains to Arabian Sea at Daman Damanganga alongwith its tributories mainly flows through the hilly areas of Mahashtra, Gujarat and Union Territory Dadara and Nagar Haweli and Daman. The major tributories of the Damanganga River are Dawan, Shrimant, Val, Rayate, Lendi, Wagh, Sakartond, Roshni, Dudhni, and Piperiya. The basin is situated between 19o 51’ to 20o 28’ North latitude and 72o 50’ to 73o 38’ East. Longitude. The total drainage area of the basin is 2318 sq.km. Three structure of the river is given.
The statement distribution of drainage area is given below :

Sr.No Name of District / State C.A. in Sq. km. % of total C.A.
1 Nasik / Maharashtra 1408 60.74
2 Valsad / Gujarat 495 21.36
3 Dadara, Nagar, Haveli & Daman /U.T. 415 17.90


  • CLIMATE
    The entire Damanganga Basin lies in the western ghat region. It is bounded on the west by Arabian Sea and on the east by Sahyadri ranges. The climate of the basin is characterised by a hot summer, which is generally dry except the southwest monsoon during June to September.
  • Rainfall
    The basin receives most of the rainfall from the south west monsoon during June to September Average annual rainfall of the basin is about 2200 mm.
  • Forest
    The forest area in the sub basin is 96222 ha.
  • Agri. Soil
    The soil of Damanganga Basin can be broadly classified in to four groups viz.
    • Reddish brown soil
    • Coarse shallow soil
    • Deep black soil
    • Coastal alluvial soil
  • Industries
    There is no industry in the upstream reaches. In the lower reaches there are a number of industries 5105 Nos. small scale and medium scale industries are running in the basin.
  • Mining
    There are no mining activities in the Damanganga basin except removal of boulder from riverbed for making stone aggregate by crushing.
  • Cities / Towns
    The upstream reaches of Damanganga basin is of hilly / forest area. There are no major cities or towns through out its length. Small towns it passes through are Silvasa, Vapi and Daman.
 
 
 
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Damanganga River
 
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Damanganga Water Resource