Nagpur Rivers




Nagpur Rivers play a vital role in agriculture of Nagpur. The crops grown in the territory have a strong bearing on the Nagpur Rivers. Some of the important rivers of Nagpur that deserve special mention in this context are:

  • Nag River
  • Pench River
  • Wainganga River
  • Chandrabhaga River
  • Sur River
  • Kanhan River
  • Aam River
  • Pilli River
  • Kolar River
  • Wardha River
  • Bor River
  • Jam River
  • Vena River, etc.


  • These rivers at Nagpur also contain many dams within the territory of Nagpur. An estimate of the dams on the aforesaid rivers in Nagpur is as follows:
    • Gosikund:
      • Location – Gosikund Pauni.
      • River – Vainganga River.
      • Capacity – 740.168 Mn3.

    • Vena Dam:
      • Location – Wadegaon Tal-Umrer.
      • River – Vena River.
      • Capacity – 136 Mn3.

    • Nanda Dam:
      • Location – Manori.
      • River – Nand River.
      • Capacity – 53.182 Mn3.

    • Saiki:
      • Location – Saiki Tal-Umrer.
      • River – Saikinala.
      • Capacity – 6.98 Mm3.
    • Pendhari:
      • Location – Pendhari Tal-Saoner.
      • River – Pendhari Nala.
      • Capacity – 5.05 Mm3.

    • Jamb Dam:
      • Location – Righora Tal-katol.
      • River – Jam River.
      • Capacity – 23.35 Mm3.
    Besides, the rivers at Nagpur also allow irrigation in Nagpur. Some of the vital projects of irrigation in Nagpur are as follows:
    • Pench Project:
      • Catchment – 4661.5 square kilometers.

    • Venra:
      • Catchment – 125 square kilometers.

    • Kanholi:
      • Catchment – 95.3 square kilometers.

    • Ramtek:
      • Catchment – 213.67 square kilometers.

    • Kesar Nallah:
      • Catchment – 17.14 square kilometers.

    • Chandrabhaga:
      • Catchement – 48.45 square kilometers.

    • Makardhokda:
      • Catchment – 65.78 square kilometers.

    • Kolar:
      • Catchment – 178.19 square kilometers.

    • Umri:
      • Catchment – 26.18 square kilometers.

    • Mordham:
      • Catchment – 36.17 square kilometers.



    Last Updated on 9/26/2011