Jhelum River : Water Level Fallen

The water level of Jhelum and its tributaries have fallen drastically owing to
dry weather conditions prevalent in Kashmir Valley.

  • It is a river that flows in India and Pakistan.
  • It is a tributary of the Indus River.
  • The Jhelum (Vyeth in Kashmiri, Vetesta in Sanskrit and Hydaspes in Greek) is
    the main waterway of the Kashmir valley.
  • It is the largest and most western of the five rivers of Punjab and passes
    through the Jhelum District in the North of Punjab province, Pakistan.
  • It originates at the Verinag Spring at Anantnag, at the foot of the Pir Panjal
    range in the Kashmir Valley.
  • It then flows via Srinagar and Wular Lake prior to entering Pakistan.
  • The river makes a deep, narrow gorge on its way to Pakistan.
  • It joins the Chenab River near Trimmu, Pakistan.
  • It has a total length of about 725 km (450 mi).
  • The largest tributary of the Jhelum is the Kishenganga (Neelum) River,
    which joins near Muzaffarabad and enters the Punjab province, Pakistan.
  • Kunhar River is the second largest tributary of the river, which connects
    Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Pakistan on the Kohala Bridge of
    Kanghan Valley.