(Last Updated on : 12/03/2013)
Kamala River is the snow fed river flows through Nepal and Bihar
. Kamala River originates from Mahabharata Range near Sindhuliagarhi in Sindhuli District of Nepal at an elevation of 1,200 meters.
Kamala River flows in a southern direction and after passing through a gorge above Chauphat it flows into the Terai area of Nepal at Chisapani. Kamala River forms the border between Siraha District and Dhanusa district in the Terai.
Kamala River enters in Madhubani district of Bihar and covers the 3.5 kilometers upstream of Jainagar. A barrage known as Kamala barrage has been constructed by the State Government near Jainagar. It joins the Bagmati River
at Badlaghat in Khagaria district
. The tributaries of Kamala River are Tao River, Baijnath Khola River, Mainawati River, Dhauri River, Soni River, Balan River and Trisula River
On the Kamala River, there is the Kamala Multipurpose Project that would involve the construction of storage dam in the districts of Dhanusa and Siraha in Nepal. The project would provide year round irrigation facilities and generate hydropower with an installed capacity of 30 Mega Watt. This scheme forms part of the Sunkosi Storage-cum-Diversion Scheme, which involves diverting water from the Sunkosi River to the Kamala River to augment lean season flow.
Northern part of Bihar is an earthquake prone area. In 1998, earthquake zone was Darbhanga District
that is only 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the borders of Nepal. In1988, Kamala River embankment in Madhubani district
breached due to earthquake cracks, as it is an earthquake prone zone.
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