Chambal and Luni are the main rivers flown in Rajasthan along with Banas, Mahi, Kalisindh, Dhundh etc. Saraswati, the Vedic river flew through the Thar desert once upon a time.
Though Rajasthan had scanty rainfall and scarcity of water these rivers provide drinking water, irrigation and other facilities. There are no Himalayan and coastal rivers. Rajasthan enjoys only peninsular and inland drainage basin rivers .
Luni flows through Ajmer, Nagaur, Pali and Barmer districts. It is an exceptional inland drainage basin river which falls into Rann of Kuchha. The Chambal baths Kota and Bharatpur divisions before falling into Yamuna. Banas washes the Tonk region. Many other small rivers flow and disappear in sand dunes.
According to a report published by Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI) the legendary river Saraswati, mentioned in the Rig Veda as mother of all rivers, once flowed through Thar Desert. This river changed its course many times, till finally sand choked it off. The dry courses of Saraswati lie buried under ground, but a trickle of sub surface water still flows through them supporting lush green vegetation even during summer months.
There are several lakes and canals in Rajasthan to provide water to its habitats.
Sambhar in Ajmer district is one of the biggest salt water lake in India. Jaisamand, Rajsamand and Pushkar are among the lakes and dams scattered through Rajasthan.
Rajbagh, Dubi, Padantalav, Guda and Gilai Sagar lakes are found in Ranthambore region.
There are several flat saline lakes in the Thar. The largest of these lakes is Sambhar. It produces huge quantity of salt and provides base for salt industries.
Pachpadra, Lunkaransar and Didwana. Smaller sized are at Kuchaman, Khatu, Pokhran, Sujangarh, Mitha Ka Rann, Khara Ka Rann (near Jaisalmer), That, Lawan, Khutani and Khandowala are some other big sized lakes. We cannot forget Amarsar in Jaisalmer which supplied water to the business passengers of Silk Route for thousands of years.
No one can ignore the mythological importance of Pandupole in Sariska and picturesque beauty of Minal waterfalls.
Man made dams like Rana Pratap Sagar, Jawahar Sagar, Ramgarh Dam and Bilaspur Dam are also important water resources.
Indira Gandhi Canal (682 Km) brings water from Himalayas to the Thar Desert. Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts receive water of Satluj through canals as a result of treaty with Punjab state.
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