Title: DRAINAGE ANALYSIS OF UPPER PINDAR RIVER
BASIN, CENTRAL HIMALAYA
Authors: Naresh Prasad
and R C Joshi
and R C Joshi** *. Research Scholar, Department of Geography, D. S. B. Campus,
Kumaun University, Nainital-263002, Uttarakhand. **. Department of Geography, D. S. B. Campus,
Kumaun University, Nainital-263002, Uttarakhand
MLA 8 Prasad, Naresh, and R C Joshi. "DRAINAGE ANALYSIS OF UPPER PINDAR RIVER BASIN, CENTRAL HIMALAYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4582-4590, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=352. Accessed June 2019.
APA Prasad, N., & Joshi, R. (2019, June). DRAINAGE ANALYSIS OF UPPER PINDAR RIVER BASIN, CENTRAL HIMALAYA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4582-4590. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=352
Chicago Prasad, Naresh, and R C Joshi. "DRAINAGE ANALYSIS OF UPPER PINDAR RIVER BASIN, CENTRAL HIMALAYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4582-4590. Accessed June, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=352.
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Abstract: Drainage basin, an open system with combination of numerous subsystems is shaped by various
geomorphic processes. The study area is located in central Himalaya under Bageshwar district in
Uttarakhand state. The altitude of the study area is ranging between 1997 meter to 6855 meter.
Geologically the study area is made up of Joshimath fm., Pandukeshwar fm., and Pindari fm.,
comprising gneiss, schist, quartzites, mica and biotite. In the study area there is one thrust (main
central vaikrita thrust) and two faults. In the present study an attempt has been made to study the
drainage characteristics of upper Pindar river basin including areal aspects, linear aspects and
relief aspects. For the analysis of drainage characteristics second and third order sub-basin has
been taken. The Pindar River, lying in the eastern part of Kumaon Himalaya, is a dominant name
in the drainage networks of it. For this reason, several attempts of study were made by various
scholars for analyzing the overall condition of the Pindar Basin from 19th century. Most of the
works on the Pindar River are mainly on the basis of geology, morphology, chronological
sequence of terraces and valley development, snout retreat, recent changes in the position of
snout and impacts of flood.
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