Ghataprabha River

The Ghataprabha (kannada ಘಟಪ್ರಭಾ) river is an important right-bank tributary of the Krishna River and flows eastward for a distance of 283 kilometers before its confluence with the Krishna River at Almatti. The river basin is 8,829 square kilometers wide and stretches across Karnataka and Maharashtra states.

Ghataprabha River
Gokak Falls
Gokak Falls on River Ghataprabha
Physical characteristics
River mouth 
 - locationKrishna River, Almatti, Karnataka
Length283 km (176 mi)


Ghataprabha River originates in the Western Ghats near Chaukul, a village in Sawantwadi taluka of Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district. It rises about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away from the hill station of Amboli forming at the east-face of the same hills which give birth to the Hiranyakeshi river, one of its important tributaries. From hereon, the river flows eastward into the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra forming the Phatakwadi lake, an artificial water body created by damming the river. It is the only dam built on this river within the jurisdiction of Maharashtra and also includes an hydro-electric plant.


The river is crossed by a suspension bridge near the Gokak Falls. The bridge was constructed in the late 1800s/early 1900s.[1]


  1. ^ David Denenberg. "Suspension Bridges crossing Ghataprabha River". Bridgemeister. Retrieved 20 October 2012.

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