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Cauvery river is the lifeline of Bengaluru’s economy. Before Cauvery, it was Arkavathi. Running dry and polluted for almost half a century, Arkavathi is biologically dead. It stands as living proof of what is to come for Cauvery, if not already. A victim of Bengaluru’s urban-industrial society, Arkavathi today is a shadowy semblance of a former glorious river. It is a ghost river.

Coming soon in December, both in English & Kannada

Arkavathi river hydrological map shows the Arkavathi river system from origin to outflow with elevation in the background. Arrows indicate flow direction. Names of the rivers and reservoirs, government custodians, reservoir storage, and water spread area are marked on the map as documented in government records. 

 

Key to understanding rivers

The Arkavathi river basin stressors map shows a wide range of human stressors affecting Arkavathi: Dams, Industrial clusters, Sewage treatment plants, Effluent treatment plants, Hazardous waste Landfills, Urban centers, Open-pit quarries, Hydropower plants, and polluted river stretches. It shows the proximity of quarries to major dam infrastructure. It shows back-to-back dams. This map is relevant to policymakers, lawyers, researchers, academicians, students, and citizens interested in conserving the Arkavathi river.

 

IN A NUTSHELL

A summary representation of Arkavathi river basin

VRISHABHAVATHI RIVER

A comprehensive knowledge base of the Vrishabhavathi river, a significant tributary of Arkavathi

PROFILE : Thippagondanahalli Dam

Contains relevant information about Thippagondanahalli Dam/Reservoir (a.k.a Chamarajasagara Dam)

TIMELINE NARRATIVE: The rise and fall of Thippagondanahalli Dam

The reservoir's journey from being Bengaluru’s source of water to Bengaluru’s sink for waste

RIVER BASIN
DAMS & FLOW
POLLUTION
GROUNDWATER
STRAWS
BIODIVERSITY
RAINFALL FLOODS & DROUGHT
RESTORATION
MINING
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