Farakka Barrage and its Impact on the Hydrology and Fishery of Hooghly Estuary

  • M. Sinha
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 49)


River Ganga (Ganges), the most important river system in India and one of the largest (2,525 km) in the world, drains about one fourth area of the country. It has an annual runoff of about 493 km3 and carries 616 × 106 tonnes of suspended solids to the Hooghly Estuary (Qasim et al., 1988). River Ganga is considered as the second major river of the world in terms of suspended load and is the main contributor of sediments to the Bengal fan, which is the largest deep sea fan in the world (Lisitzin, 1972).


Fish Catch Marine Zone Marine Form Freshwater Form Plankton Density 
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  • M. Sinha
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  1. 1.Central Inland CaptureFisheries Research InstituteWest BengalIndia

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