Rivers and lakes in Goa, India

In this part of India there are nine rivers. All of the nine rivers flow out of Western Ghat and run into the Arabian sea. Forty two smaller tributaries join them. Then forming a large system of inland waters of Goa called here “backwards”.

The largest rivers are Sal, Tiracol, Chapora, Baga, Mandovi, Zuari, Saleri, Talpona and Galgibaga. Among them only basins of the rivers Mandovi and Zuari occupy the area of 2553 square km. That makes about 70%of the general geographical zone of Goa. The navigable rivers of Goa with a general length of 253 km are the main blood vessels of the state and the integral part of its life.

To “backwaters” system of Goa belong also some large and great numbers of small lakes. The best known are Mayem, Carmbolim, Cutorim.


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