River

RAVI RIVER

It is the most important rivers of the District. It rises from the Himalayan ranges. The length of the river in the district is approximately 55Km. And the average width is about 400 Metres. The main tributory of the Ravi river is Sewa river. Ranjit Sagar Dam is built on this river. The water of Ravi river is utilised for drinking purposes. The River ravi is the major contributory to the prestigious Ravi Tawi Irrigation Complex (RTIC). The River ravi feeds a number of small canals and Khuls and is the main source of water for irrigation of agricultural land of the district. It also helps in transportation of timber from hills to plains in bulk besides of providing construction material like sand and stones etc.

UJH RIVER

The river Ujh is the 2nd most important river of the district. It rises from the Domal Structure of SEOJDHAR of middle Himalayan ranges. The length of the river in the district is 65 Km. And the average width is about 1.2 Kms. The main tributory of the Ujh river is NAAZ and BHINNI Nallahs of Billawar. Ujh Barrage is constructed on this river at Village Jasrota. The water of Ujh river is utilised for drinking purposes. The River Ujh feeds a number of small canals and Khuls and its water is utilized for irrigation of agricultural land of the district. It also helps in transportation of timber from hills to plains in bulk besides of providing construction material like sand and stones etc.

SEWA RIVER

The river Sewa in Basohli rises from the Domal Structure of Kali Kundi in the lapse of Himalayan ranges. The length of the river in the district is 125 Km. And the average width is about 250 Metres. The famous SEWA HYDEL PROJECT is being constructed on this river at Village Sewa The water of Sewa river is utilised for drinking purposes. The River Sewa feeds a number of small canals and Khuls and its water is utilized for irrigation of agricultural land of the district. It also helps in transportation of timber from hills to plains in bulk besides of providing construction material like sand and stones etc. It is the main tribifucatiory of River RAVI.