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Sankh River

Sankh River
Sankh River
Country India
States Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha
Landmarks Sadni Falls, Mandira Dam
Source Lupungpat village
 - location Gumla district, Jharkhand
 - elevation 1,000 m (3,281 ft)
 - coordinates
Mouth Confluence with Koel River to form Brahmani River
Length 240 km (149 mi)

The Sankh River flows across Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha states in India. The river flows for 240 kilometres (150 mi) before it meets the Koel River in Odisha.


The river starts 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level in Lupungpat village in Gumla district in Jharkhand and flows 67.5 kilometres (41.9 mi) in the state before entering Chhattisgarh. It runs a distance of about 50 kilometres (31 mi) in Chhattisgarh and enters Jharkhand again to flow for another 78 kilometres (48 mi). The river finally enters Oisha and travels another 45 kilometres (28 mi) before merging with the Koel.[1] The South Koel enters Orissa and joins the Sankh River at Vedavyas near Rourkela from where it is called the Brahmani (see ).[2]

Sadni Falls

The 60-metre (200 ft) high Sadni Falls on the Sankh River at the edge of the Ranchi plateau is an example of scarp falls or knick line falls.[3]


  1. ^ Hydrology and Water Resources of India by Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P
  2. ^ "Initiatives & Activities IRN-ORISSA". IRN – Kerala. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  3. ^ Physical Geography: Hydrosphere By K. Bharatdwaj. Google Books. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 

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