FROM AROUND GOA
Rivers and lakes in Goa
There are nine major rivers in Goa flowing from East (Western Ghat) to West (Arabian Sea) except Sal River. Terekhol, Chapora, Baga, Mandovi, Zuari, Sal, Saleri, Talpona, Galgibag are the main nine rivers of Goa. Among these rivers Mandovi and Zuari drain 2553 Sq. Km, about 70% of the total geographical area of Goa. Out of nine rivers, six originate and flow exclusively within the state boundaries and do not have any interstate implications. However, river Terekhol and Chapora originate in Maharashtra state while Mandovi originates in Karnataka. These rivers form an integral part of Goan life because of their portability, irrigation facilities, agriculture and coastal resources, transportation of mining ores, etc.
Baga a seaside town in Bardez, Goa, India. It comes under the jurisdiction of Calangute, which is 2 km south. Baga is known for its popular beach and Baga Creek. It is visited by thousands of tourists annually.
Chapora River is a river in northern Goa, India. It runs westward into the Arabian sea at Chapora and demarcates the border between the North Goa talukas of Pernem and Bardez. The river originates at Ramghat in the neighbouring state of Maharashtra enters Goa and flows into the Arabian Sea. Vagator Beach, a tourist destination, is located at the estuary to the south, and to the north is the village of Morjim. There is a bridge across Chapora from Morjim to Siolim.