Kadva River

Kadva river
Native nameकादवा नदी
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationDindori Taluka, Nashik, Khandesh, Maharashtra
 ⁃ coordinates19°58′27″N 73°56′12″E / 19.97417°N 73.93667°E / 19.97417; 73.93667
MouthGodavari River
 ⁃ location
Nandur Madhyameshwar, Nashik, Khandesh, Maharashtra
 ⁃ coordinates
19°10′46″N 73°02′24″E / 19.17944°N 73.04000°E / 19.17944; 73.04000Coordinates: 19°10′46″N 73°02′24″E / 19.17944°N 73.04000°E / 19.17944; 73.04000
 ⁃ elevation
550 m (1,800 ft)
Length74 km (46 mi)
Basin size1,664 km2 (642 sq mi)
Basin features
 ⁃ leftUnanda River
 ⁃ rightKolwan River, Dhaman River

Kadva river (Hindi: कादवा नदी) is a minor but important tributary of Godavari in Nashik district, Maharashtra. It originates and flows through the Dindori Taluka of Nashik District.

Origin and course[]

The Kadva rises in the Sahyadris to the north-west of Dindori Taluka[1] in the angle between the former and the Satmala Range, and crosses Dindori from north-west to south-east. It is rocky both in bed and bank, but the bed is wide, and the average volume of water is small compared with the area through which it flows. Irrigation works of considerable importance have been established on it. At its confluence with Godavari, a pick-up weir has been constructed, raising the upstream water levels resulting in formation of the Nandur Madhyameshwar reservoir. The back waters of this reservoir harbors rich flora & flora and has been deemed as the Nandur Madhyameshwar Bird Sanctuary.[2] It witnesses migratory birds belonging to different species arriving here in huge numbers during the winter season.[3] Total length of this river is 74 km[4] up to Nandur Madhyameshwar Dam with a total drainage area of near about 1664 km2.


The Kadva is joined by several tributary streams mostly from the north or the left bank. The Kadva is joined on the left bank by several streams draining the southern slopes of the Satmala ranges.The chief of those joining on the right bank is the Kolwan and Dhaman


See also[]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary". Nashik.com. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ "Chapter-II : PROFILE OF STUDY REGION" (PDF). Shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Village Map, Taluka: Dindori, District: Nahik" (PDF). Maharashtra Remote Sensing Applications Centre. Retrieved 2015-10-17.