- November 7, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Geography
Context – Arunachal Pradesh river turns black, thousands of fish die; locals blame China: Report
- The Kameng River (previously named Bharali River, now called Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh and Jiabharali (Jia Bharali) in Assam) in the eastern Himalayan mountains, originates in Tawang district from the glacial lake below snow-capped Gori Chen mountain.
- It is on the India-Tibet border and flows through Bhalukpong circle of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh and Sonitpur District of Assam, India.
- It becomes a braided river in its lower reaches and is one of the major tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, joining it at Tezpur, just east of the Kolia Bhomora Setu bridge.
- The Kameng forms the boundary between East Kamemg District and West Kameng Districts and is also the boundary between the Sessa and Eaglenest sanctuaries to its west and the Pakke tiger reserve to the east.
- The Dafla Hills are east and the Aka Hills (home of Aka tribe) are west of the Kameng River.
- Kameng is not a transboundary river.
- Tributaries: Tippi, Tenga, Bichom and Dirang Chu.