Ramganga, Kosi and Sona Nadi River Quench Thirst to Animals of Jim Corbett National Park
It is universal that water is needed for the survival of every kind of species present on this planet called earth. And Jim Corbett National Park which is also the oldest national park of the country is blessed with three mighty rivers. The magnificent bunch of flora and fauna found inside the core area of the park is only because of the nectar in the form of water carried by these rivers. River water flow through the park plays an important role in crafting the enrich biodiversity of the park. Not only the Jim Corbett National Park is fortune is this regard; there are several other national parks in India that are named after river. And the rivers flowing along the parks are great boon to animals living inside the park. The rivers such as Ramganga River with its many tributaries, River Kosi along with auxiliary rivers and River Sona Nadi River together forms the hydrological plains of the Corbett. Jim Corbett National Park is sprawl over 1352 square kilometer of an area; and the major chunks of the park is served by the River Kosi. These water bodies are helpful in shaping numerous aquatic lives in the area. The priceless wildlife wealth of the Corbett is fully dependent on the water resources as they provide safe drinking water to the resident’s animal.
Ramganga River: Ramganga River (West) originates from Dudhatoli ranges in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It flows up to the length of 155 kilometer and the catchment area of the basin 30,641 square kilometer. It flows to the South west from kumaon Himalayas. Actually the river is tributary of River Ganga which emerges from high altitude zone of 800 meter to 900 meter. The river passes through Jim Corbett National Park near Ramnagar in Nainital district and from there it descends towards plain. And that is the reason only sometimes Corbett National Park is named after this river.
Kosi River: Kosi River is Perennial River that has continuous flow in parts of its stream bed all year round during years of even normal rainfall. This river serves the major parts of the park and Corbett’s wild use Kosi River water to quench their thirst.
Sona Nadi River: This rive is a significant tributary of Ramganga River. It has been named after Sona Nadi Wildlife sanctuary which is a part of Jim Corbett National Park.