Luni River in Rajasthan State
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Total Length: 511 Km
Location: Barmer, Jalore, Jodhpur, Nagaur, and Pali.
Tributaries: Sagi, Bandi, Jawai, Jojri, Sukri, Guhiya, and Lilri.
Something About Luni River of Rajasthan
Luna river is the only significant watercourse in Rajasthan. It is originated from Nag Pahar hills near Ana Sagar at Ajmer. The river initially takes a northerly course and flows towards Nagaur district. Thereafter, it takes a South-Westerly direction and flows through Jodhpur, Barmer, and Jalore districts.
At the source, the river has a small catchment area of about 32 sq.km. at Talod Road formed of Murray and laterite. After receiving a small tributary from the Pushkar Valley, the basin of the river widens. The Saraswati River, carrying the drainage of Pushkar Valley joins the Sabarmati, a tributary of the Luni River.
Basins of Luni River in Rajasthan
Being purely rainfed streams, these come to life only during the rainy season and even then get choked with sq.km. Luni river receives many smaller hill torrents from the western slopes of the Aravalli range, like Lilri, Guhiya, Sukri, Jojri, Jawai, Bandi, and Sagi.
All these streams contribute to the sub-soil within its bend. The water of the Luni river is sweet as far as Balotra but lower down it becomes more and more saline till the river ends itself in brine near the Rann of Kutch. Pali city is situated on the banks of the Bandi river. Jalore is on the banks of Sukri and Sheoganj city is on the bank of the Jawai river.
Tributaries of Luni River in Rajasthan
- Sagi River: This river originates from Jalore district and flows 73 km toward Barmer then merges with the Luni river near Gandhav town of Barmer District.
- Bandi River: It is a tributary river of the Luni river originate from the Pali district of Rajasthan. After flowing 45 km it engaged with the Luni river in Pali.
- Jawai River: Jawai originates from the Luni river in the Udaipur district and engages with the Khair river in Jalore district.
- Jojri River: Jojri river also known as Jojari river origin in Jodhpur district.
- Sukri River: Sukri river originates from Pali district and flows towards Jalore and Barmer than merged with the Luni river.
- Guhiya River: It is a very small river in Pali district and it only formed in Rainy season and heavy rainfall take it toward the Luni river.
- Lilri River: Originates from Pali district and flows toward Jodhpur district and engaged with the Luni river.