Vaigai River

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Vaigai River (வைகை ஆறு)
Country India
Source Varusanadu Hills
 - location Tamil Nadu, India
 - location Palk Strait, India
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Length 258 km (160 mi)
 - average 36 /s (1,271 cu ft/s) [1]
Discharge elsewhere (average)
 - Peranai 28.8 /s (1,017 cu ft/s) [2]
Map of Vaigai river
Map of Vaigai river

The Vaigai River is a river that starts flowing from Varusanadu Hills, Periyar plateau of the Western Ghats range. This river flows east towards Tamil Nadu. The Vaigai river produces the Vattaparai Falls. The city of Madurai lies on the banks of this river. The river empties into the Palk strait in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.

Vaigai River in Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Length[change | change source]

The Vaigai river flows for 256km (160mi). The area of the drainage basin of Vaigai is 7036 square kilometers.

Tributaries[change | change source]

The tributaries of Vaigai are Suruli River, Mullaiyaar River, Varaha River and Manjal River. The Kirudhumal River joins Vaigai river in Theni district. The water of Periyar river is diverted or turned to Vaigai.


Reference[change | change source]

  1. Kumar, Rakesh; Singh, R.D.; Sharma, K.D. (2005-09-10). "Water Resources of India" (PDF). Current Science. Bangalore: Current Science Association. 89 (5): 794–811. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  2. "Gauging Station - Data Summary". ORNL. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
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