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How are north Indian rivers different from Peninsular rivers? - Geography

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How are north Indian rivers different from Peninsular rivers?

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These are different from peninsular rivers because they have the following features:

  • Place of origin: Peninsular plateau and central highland.
  • Nature of flow: Seasonal as it is dependent on monsoon rainfall.
  • Type of drainage: Superimposed, rejuvenated resulting in trellis, radial, and rectangular patterns.
  • Nature of river: Smaller, fixed course with well-adjusted valleys.
  • Catchment area: Relatively smaller basin.
  • Age of the river: Old rivers with graded profiles, and have almost reached their base levels.
Concept: River Regimes
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NCERT Geography - India Physical Environment Class 11
Chapter 3 Drainage System
Exercises | Q 4. (i) | Page 31
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