What is Buriganga tributary?

The Buriganga River is a tide‐influenced river forming the western and southern boundaries of Dhaka City, the economic and political capital of Bangladesh. Originating from the Dhaleshwari River through the Karanatali tributary, the Buriganga’s average width and depth are 400m and 10m respectively.

What is the present situation of Buriganga?

Buriganga River, known as one of the most polluted rivers in Bangladesh. The river is so much polluted that it is almost biologically and hydrologically dead. The prime threat to water quality of the Buriganga River is dumping of untreated wastes.

What kind of river Buriganga is now?

The Buriganga River (Bengali: বুড়িগঙ্গা, Buŗigônga, transl. “Old Ganges”) is a river in Bangladesh which flows past the southwest outskirts of the capital city, Dhaka….

Buriganga River
Country Bangladesh
City Dhaka
Physical characteristics
Source Dhaleshwari River

Why is the Buriganga described as an example of a dying river?

“The pollutants have eaten up all oxygen in the Buriganga and we call it biologically dead. It is like a septic tank,” said Khawaja Minnatullah, a World Bank specialist on environment and water management. “There is no fish or aquatic life in this river apart from zero oxygen survival kind of organisms.”

What is the source of Buriganga?

Dhaleshwari RiverBuriganga River / Source

What is the commercial value of the Buriganga?

The total economic benefit of the BRRP is estimated to be Tk15 068 million.

How did Buriganga flow to the Bay of Bengal?

In ancient times one course of the ganges used to reach the bay of bengal through dhaleshwari. This course gradually shifted and ultimately lost its link with the main channel of the Ganges and was renamed as the Buriganga. The water levels during high and low tides in this river astonished the Mughals.