Drainage Systems of India

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Definition

  • Drainage system: A drainage system is an integrated system of tributaries and a trunk stream which collects and drains surface water into the sea, lake or some other body of water.
  • Drainage basin: The total area drained by a river and its tributaries is known as a drainage basin.

Notes

Drainage System of India:

Drainage System of India

  • The geological makeup of the various regions affects an area's drainage pattern. 
  • The drainage systems of India are primarily influenced by the subcontinent's broad relief features.
  • On the basis of its geographic distribution, India's drainage system can be roughly split into two main types. 
  • They are the rivers of the Peninsula and the Himalayas.
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