Morphological Aspects of the Bakreshwar River Corridor in Western Fringe of Lower Ganga Basin

  • Debika Banerji
  • Priyank Pravin PatelEmail author
Part of the Geography of the Physical Environment book series (GEOPHY)


The Bakreshwar River flows across south-central Birbhum District in West Bengal from west to east. Along its course, it traverses through varying lithological and physiographic units that influence and alter the morphological character of the river channel‚ its floodplain aspects as well as the human occupancy and use of adjacent riparian tracts. This study uses computed hydraulic parameters of the river along with planform channel images and land use maps to demarcate the river corridor. Within this demarcated river corridor, several terrain and channel attributes are investigated and their interlinkages are highlighted. Stream reach classification after the Rosgen method is done to demarcate morphologically distinct channel stretches and identify those of a similar character.


Bakreshwar Channel morphology River corridor Rosgen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyVisva-Bharati UniversitySantiniketanIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeographyPresidency UniversityKolkataIndia

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