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The Damodar River is a river in India. It flows through the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand. The river is nicknamed "the Sorrow of Bengal" because of the floods in the plains of West Bengal.

Tributaries

The Damodar River has many tributaries. They are:

  • Barakar River
  • Konar River
  • Bokaro River
  • Haharo River
  • Jamunia River
  • Ghari River
  • Guaia River
  • Khadia River
  • Bhera River

Sorrow of Bengal

Chota Nagpur Plateau receives an annual rainfall of around 1,400 millimetres (55 inches). The volume of this monsoon rain produces the floods of the Damodar River. Many of the floods of the Damodar River is recorded in the years of 1700, 1855, 1866, 1926, 1935 and 1943.

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