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Rivers Drying Up

Uttarakhand Center

 The Himalayan rivers are very lively, before they reach the first dam.

 Glacier river Alaknanda before it reaches the first dam.

 Behind the dam the same river is dried up most of the year. Only in the monsoon there is a lot of water.

 Bhagirathi (Ganga) River after dam at Maneri.

 Bhagirathi (Ganga) River, near Matli village, after the dam at Uttarkashi town.

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Photos: HPSS, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand and Jasper Korff - Creative Commons