Why the West Flowing Rivers of Peninsular India Don’t Form Delta?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The west-flowing rivers of peninsular India do not form deltas because the steep slopes of the Western Ghats contribute to the steep gradient of the rapid flow of these rivers. To get to the sea, they don’t need to go very far. A river delta is a feature formed at the river’s mouth as a result of deposition. Wetlands form when rivers dump their water and sediment into a lake, ocean, or other body of water. It is a distinguishing feature of a river in its senior phase (old).

West Flowing Rivers of Peninsular India

The steep inclination of the Western Ghats gives these streams a fast flow. As a result, the waste from the streams is discharged into the distant ocean. Both the Narmada and Tapti rivers flow concurrently through valleys with cracks, retaining the dissolved material they carry in the problem areas’ breaks. As a result, deltas do not form.

Generally, the rivers flowing in the direction of western India are lesser in number in contrast to the ones flowing towards the east. River Narmada and Tapti are the two major rivers that flow in the western direction. Others are Sabarmati, Luni and Mahi.

  • The Deltas are made up of three sections: the subaqueous Delta, the lower Delta plain, and the upper Delta plain.
  • The tides are another reason why the streams on the western side do not form deltas.
  • In the rift valleys, the Narmada and Tapti rivers flow in tandem.
  • As a result, the eroded material they carry is deposited in the fissures of the fault zone.

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