11 Facts About Brahmaputra River


Upper reaches of the Brahmaputra River, known as the Yarlung Tsangpo from the Tibetan language, originates on the Angsi Glacier, near Mount Kailash, located on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Tibet.

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In Bangladesh, the Brahmaputra is joined by the Teesta River, one of its largest tributaries.

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Brahmaputra River enters the plains of Bangladesh after turning south around the Garo Hills below Dhuburi, India.

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Brahmaputra River presented a few images to argue that a fault downstream of the Bangabandhu Multipurpose Bridge has affected channel migration.

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The discharge of the river Brahmaputra is highly affected by the melting of snow at the upper part of its catchment.

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Brahmaputra River is characterized by its significant rates of sediment discharge, the large and variable flows, along with its rapid channel aggradations and accelerated rates of basin denudation.

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Deforestation in the Brahmaputra River watershed has resulted in increased siltation levels, flash floods, and soil erosion in critical downstream habitat, such as the Kaziranga National Park in middle Assam.

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Brahmaputra River channel is governed by the peak and low flow periods during which its bed undergoes tremendous modification.

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Question about the river system in Bangladesh is when and why the Brahmaputra changed its main course, at the site of the Jamuna and the "Old Brahmaputra" fork that can be seen by comparing modern maps to historic maps before the 1800s.

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The Brahmaputra River likely flowed directly south along its present main channel for much of the time since the last glacial maximum, switching back and forth between the two courses several times throughout the Holocene.

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One idea about the most recent avulsion is that the change in the course of the main waters of the Brahmaputra took place suddenly in 1787, the year of the heavy flooding of the river Tista.

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