Brahmaputra River Course
The Brahmaputra river starts in China and flows through India and Bangladesh. It is the longest river in Southeast Asia. It brings floods in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the rainy season. It is the primary source of water for Bangladesh. Essential facts about the Brahmaputra are shared here to enhance your understanding of the river and its ecosystem:
- The Sanskrit words "Putra" and "Brahma," which both mean Brahma's Son, are used to create the river's name.
- The river is referred to as Tsangpo in Tibet, Brohmoputro noi in India, and Jamuna in Bangladesh.
- The river's highest depth is 120 meters, while its average depth is 38 meters.
- The Himalayan snow melts in the spring, causing the river to overflow and become vulnerable to floods.
- The highest peak in the Brahmaputra Basin is Mount Kanchenjunga, 8,586 meters high. The river has a significant flow since heavy rainfall is expected in the southern part of Tibet.
- The river passes through Bangladesh, India, and China (Tibet). It travels from Tibet via Bangladesh and the Assam Valley toward the southwest. The Ganges Delta combines with the Padma, the Ganges' other name in Bangladesh, and the Meghna River.
- It flows into the Bay of Bengal, northeast of the Indian Ocean, after a lengthy journey.