Salient Features of the Yamuna River Basin
In this chapter, salient features of the Yamuna River basin are presented, including mythological importance, catchment area description within states, and general river flow regime. Major abstractions, including water-related issues at various locations in the main river stem, are also discussed. The drainage area of the Yamuna River basin encompasses six states, accordingly the inter-state agreement has been formulated for water sharing. A summary of the inter-state agreement is also included in the chapter. Consequences of various abstraction points in the main river are duly addressed in order to identify critical stretches.