Odisha is a state that is very synonymous with floods. The reason behind this is that there are a lot of rivers which is why the state is very fertile. If the water storage is carried out properly there are no second thoughts about the fact that it will be one of the most fertile states in the country. In this article we will see some of the rivers in the state of Odisha.

Baitarani River

The Baitarani River or River Baitarani is one of six significant rivers of Odisha, India. Adored in well known stories and legends, the Baitarani River is a wellspring of water for the agrarian water system. The greater part of the possibly arable land in the zone isn’t under development. The beach front plain of Odisha has the name of “Hexadeltaic district” or the “Endowment of Six Rivers”. These deltas separate the beach front plain into three districts from north to south. The Baitarani, the Mahanadi and the Brahmani rivers structure the Middle Coastal Plain, with proof of past “back bayous” and present lakes.

Kuakhai River

A part of the Kuakhai River meets the Bay of Bengal in the wake of separating into various distributaries in the last 4.0 kilometers (2.5 mi) of its course. There are four fundamental branches all fanning out from the left bank: Kanchi, the East Kania, the Naya Nadi and the South Kanchi (which channels into Sar Lake). By different channels the initial three are interconnected lastly join the Suna Munhi River, which streams into Bali Harchandi and at last depletes to the Bay of Bengal through the mouth of Chilika. South Kania loses all sense of direction in the swamps on the western shore of Chilika.

Brahmani  River

The Brahmani is a significant regular river in the Odisha province of Eastern India. The Brahmani is framed by the intersection of the Sankh and South Koel rivers, and moves through the locale of Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Jajapur and Kendrapara.[1] Together with the river Baitarani, it shapes a huge delta before discharging into the Bay of Bengal at Dhamra.

Budhabalanga River

The Budhabalanga, which means old Balanga, ascends in the Similipal slopes and plunges through Barehipani Falls, the second-most elevated cascade in India, situated in Simlipal National Park. It at that point streams a northerly way up to the town Karanjiapal in Bangiriposi police headquarters. From that point, it goes toward the north-east and streams along the railroad track up to the town Jhankar Pahadi. There it changes its course toward the south and meets the Katra nala. Different tributaries are the Palpala and the Chipat, the two of which are slope streams ascending from the Similipal slopes. At that point the river goes through Baripada. It later moves through Balasore locale and into the Bay of Bengal.

Chitroptala  River

The river Chitroptala is a distributary of Mahanadi which begins from Guali/Salipur, 20 kilometers (12 mi) downstream towards Kendrapara. Inside 6 to 8 kilometers (4 to 5 mi) again it subdivides into Chitroptala (fundamental river) and Luna (distributary). Luna being the most profound one conveys just about 60 percent of water of the primary river in dry season. In the blustery season the condition changes when there is mammoth measures of downpour water to be cleared. Chitroptala streams eastbound roughly 60 kilometers (37 mi) and close Paradeep it gets together with its tributary river Luna. It converges into the Bay of Bengal close Paradeep. It has six extensions crosswise over it in 60 kilometers (37 mi). The scaffolds are at Shishua, Nemala-Jaladia, Narendra pur, Gardapur, Patkura lastly close Haldia-Gada.

Daya River

The Daya River begins as a part of the Kuakhai River at Saradeipur (close Badahati) in Odisha state of India in India. It is joined by the Malaguni River underneath Golabai and courses through Khordha and Puri regions before discharging into the north-eastern corner of Chilika Lake, 37 kilometers (23 mi) from its starting point. The generally significant Dhauli slopes are situated on the banks of the Daya River, 8 kilometers (5 mi) south of Bhubaneswar. It is a slope with immense open space bordering it, and has significant declarations of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock, by the side of the street prompting the summit of the slope. Dhauli slope is dared to be where the Kalinga War was battled.

Devi River

Devi river is one of the important distributaries of Mahanadi. It courses through Jagatsinghpur locale and Puri area crosswise over Odisha state of India in India and joins the Bay of Bengal.The river shapes the last piece of an incredible system of the Mahanadi river. Katjuri (Kathajodi) river is the principle southern distributary of Mahanadi river fanning out at Cuttack, Odisha.[1] Katjuri river later secures the name Devi as it streams further east. The river moves through Alipingal, Macchagaon and Naugaon obstructs in Jagatsinghpur locale and Astaranga and Kanas hinders in Puri district.[2] It arrives at Bay of Bengal 70 kilometers (43 mi) south of the mouth of Mahanadhi river, a short good ways from the outskirt of Cuttack and Puri districts.The mouth of the river is encompassed by thick timberlands missing of occupants.

Dharma River

Dharma  is a joint stream in Odisha that is shaped by the conjunction of the Brahmani and Baitarani rivers south of the town of Chandabali.[1] It lies in the Bhadrak locale and discharges into the Bay of Bengal.[2] To the north of its mouth is the Dhamra Port and approach the mouth is the Gahirmatha asylum, a settling site for olive ridley sea turtles. The river mouth is as wide as 4 kilometers (2.5 mi), and it enters the ocean through two particular river channels isolated by an island arrangement called Kalibhanj. The two channels are additionally isolated by another island development in the ocean called Kanika Sands which is around 8 kilometers

Ib River

Ib River is a tributary of Mahanadi river in North-Eastern Central India. It joins the Mahanadi river streaming straightforwardly into the Hirakud Reservoir. The river begins in slopes close to Pandrapet at a height of 762 meters (2,500 ft). It goes through Raigarh locale and Jashpur region of Chhattisgarh and Jharsuguda and Sundargarh District of Odisha lastly meets Mahanadi at Hirakud Dam in the state .