Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 289–297 | Cite as

Spatio-temporal shift of western bank of the Ganga river, Allahabad city and its implications

  • Jayanta K. Pati
  • Jyoti Lal
  • K. Prakash
  • R. Bhusan
Short Note


Ganga is one of the largest rivers of the world which supports millions of population on its banks. It is a tectonically controlled Himalayan river which also creates havoc due to perennial floods every year. Like most large river systems, it also shifts its course in the Gangetic plains in space and time. The present study measures the variable shift in a selected flood-prone stretch of the Allahabad city lying on the western bank of the Ganga river, taking into account the historical, annual to monthly data (including pre- and post-monsoon shifts) to show the ongoing changes in the river course with possible causes and futher implications. It also discusses for the first time the down stream effect of the Tehri dam on the Ganga river course after it became functional.


Ganga river River shifting Allahabad GPS Tectonics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayanta K. Pati
    • 1
  • Jyoti Lal
    • 1
  • K. Prakash
    • 1
  • R. Bhusan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Nehru Science CentreUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

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