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Coordinates: 13°00′49″N 80°15′56″E / 13.01367°N 80.26559°E / 13.01367; 80.26559 The Adyar or Adayar, originating near the Chembarambakkam Lake
Chembarambakkam Lake
in Kanchipuram district, is one of the three rivers which winds through Chennai
Chennai
(Madras), Tamil Nadu, India, and joins the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
at the Adyar Estuary. The 42.5-kilometre (26.4 mi) long river contributes to the estuarine ecosystem of Chennai. Despite the high pollution levels, boating and fishing take place in this river. The river collects surplus water from about 200 tanks and lakes, small streams and the rainwater drains in the city, with a combined catchment area of 860 square kilometres (331 sq mi). Most of the waste from the city is drained into this river and the Cooum.

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1 Origin and course 2 Geography 3 Ecology 4 Landmarks 5 Contamination 6 Cleaning up 7 Bridges 8 Encroachments 9 Gallery 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Origin and course[edit] Adyar river starts from Malaipattu tank (80.00° latitude and 12.93° longitude) near Manimangalam village in Sriperumbudur
Sriperumbudur
Taluk at about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west of Tambaram
Tambaram
near Chennai. It starts to appear as a stream only from the point where water from Chembarambakkam
Chembarambakkam
lake joins the river. It flows through Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur
Tiruvallur
and Chennai
Chennai
district for about 42.5 kilometres (26.4 mi) before joining the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
in Adyar, Chennai.[1][2] Here it forms an estuary, which extends from the Adyar Bridge to the sandbar at the edge of the sea, with some small islets in-between. The estuary attracts a wide variety of birds. The estuary covering an area of about 120 hectares (300 acres) was made a protected wildlife reserve in 1987.[3] The river forms a backwater near the mouth, known as the Adyar creek, due to the formation of sand bar at the mouth. This creek is a natural channel which carries tidal water back into the sea. Geography[edit]

Adyar River
Adyar River
joining Bay of Bengal

A view of the Adyar River
Adyar River
from the Manapakkam
Manapakkam
Bridge

Sunset over the river

The Adyar Estuary

The river has varying depth of approximately 0.75 metres (2.5 ft) in its upper reaches and 0.5 metres (1.6 ft) in its lower reaches. The catchment area of the river is 530 square kilometres (200 sq mi). Bed width ranges from 10.5 to 200 metres (34 to 656 ft). It flows for 24 kilometres (15 mi) in the Chennai Metropolitan Area including about 15 kilometres (9 mi) within the Chennai
Chennai
District before draining into the sea.[4] It discharges about 190 to 940 million cubic metres (150,000 to 760,000 acre⋅ft) water annually to the Bay of Bengal. The discharge is seasonal with about 7 to 33 times more than the annual average during the North East monsoon season between September to December. The river is also supplied by surplus water from about 40 ponds.[5][6][7] The present discharge of the river is 39000 cu.ft/s whereas the anticipated flood discharge capacity is about 60000 cu.ft/s. During the floods of 2005, the river had a discharge of 55000 cu.ft/s.[4] Ecology[edit] Adyar Estuary
Estuary
and Creek and the Theososphical Society on the Estuary's southern side has been a haven for migratory and resident birds for years. The environmental conditions in the estuary with low salinity, good shelters and high plankton availability in the Adyar creek serves as a good nursery for fish. The flow of tidal water in and out of the creek allowed for easy travel of boats. It therefore encouraged fishing and there was a thriving economy of fish trade here. However, with the city's sewage and effluence from its various industries, for some time, emptying into the river, the biological activities in the region was affected. Although the number has been in decline due to pollution and anthropogenic activities, they still attract hundreds of birds. Even before few years the Theosophical Society
Theosophical Society
has come out with a CD on 'Birds of Adyar', compiled by Trust for Environment Monitoring and Action Initiating. The proposed Adyar Poonga may be a first towards restoring this fragile but vibrant eco-system. Landmarks[edit] The Theosophical Society, Anna University, Madras Boat Club, Thenral are prominent institutions located in the banks of Adyar. Adayar river crosses 6 line Outer Ring Road landmark of Royappa nagar And JJ Nagar. Contamination[edit] See also: Water pollution in India The river receives a sizeable quantity of sewage from Chennai
Chennai
after reaching Nandambakkam
Nandambakkam
near Chennai. The river is almost stagnant except during the rain season. Rapid industrialisation and urbanisation has led to severe contamination of this river.[1] However, the river gets just 10 per cent of the untreated sewage being let into the three principle waterways of Chennai
Chennai
daily, with the other two, namely, the Buckingham Canal
Buckingham Canal
and the Cooum
Cooum
River, taking the major share (60 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively).[8] The problem of sedimentation was not severe as the Adyar's width near Thiru.Vi.Ka. Bridge is nearly 480 metres (1,570 ft) that enabled tidal effect into the waterway for about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi). However, it was essential to provide groynes to keep the river mouth open for adequate width and prevent inundation during monsoon. In 2011, the Water Resources Department (WRD) proposed to construct groynes to reduce formation of sand bars near the mouth the river.[9] Cleaning up[edit] In 2012, the state government allotted ₹ 3,000 million towards construction of 337 sewage cleaning systems in the waterways in the city, including 49 locations in the Adyar river. Others include 105 points in Cooum
Cooum
river and 183 locations in the Buckingham Canal.[10] Bridges[edit] There are several bridges built across the river over the course of time. The Corporation of Chennai
Chennai
maintains about 6 of these bridges.[11]

Broken bridge in Foreshore Estate Eliphinstone Bridge in Adyar Thiru Vi Ka Bridge in Adyar Kotturpuram
Kotturpuram
Bridge in Kotturpuram Maramalai Adigalar Bridge in Saidapet Abraham Bridge (replaced Alandur
Alandur
Causeway) in West Saidapet Jafferkhanpet
Jafferkhanpet
Bridge in Jafferkhanpet Manapakkam
Manapakkam
Bridge in Manapakkam

The Thiru Vi Ka Bridge was constructed at a cost of ₹ 5.8 million and was inaugurated in October 1973.[12] It is a four-laned bridge measuring 312 metres (1,025 ft) long and 19 metres (62 ft) wide. During the time of its inauguration, the bridge had separate lanes for cyclists and footpaths for pedestrians. The bridge was damaged in November 1985 due to a rush of flood water, resulting in the suspension of vehicular traffic over the bridge. It had developed a gaping hole and a portion of the road surface had caved in.[13] The Elphinstone Bridge was constructed in the 1840s during the time of Lord Elphinstone, who was governor of Madras from 1837 to 1842 and was the first to connect south Madras to Santhome
Santhome
and Mylapore. Before its construction, there were no bridges across the Adyar river except the causeway then known as Marmalong Bridge. Parisals, which were round floats pushed by long poles, were the chief mode of transportation across the river, and there were several makeshift landing places on the banks of the river for carrying goods. Soon, the British found the area between Santhome
Santhome
and the river suitable for building their farmhouses. Further developments during the first half of the 19th century probably necessitated the building of a new bridge.[12] The bridge was still in use during the time of inauguration of the Thiru Vi Ka bridge. The bridge was meant for other, slow-moving traffic across the river.[13] However, the bridge was severely damaged during a cyclone between 1876 and 1878. Today the bridge carries sewer pipelines. It is 11 metres (36 ft) wide and has concrete slabs covering the sewer pipelines running over it. The full width of the bridge is covered with the slabs and either side of the bridge has a flight of stairs, which is used by pedestrians.[12] In October 2005, a new bridge adjacent to the existing Thiru Vi Ka bridge was proposed as a two-lane facility. However, it was then decided to build it as a three-laned one based on a traffic survey. Construction work began in December 2010. The 16-span bridge, being built at a cost of ₹ 139.6 million, is 333 metres (1,093 ft) long and 11 metres (36 ft) wide. It is being built between the Thiru Vi Ka bridge and the Elphinstone bridge that carries the Chennai Metrowater lines.[13] Although the capacity of the bridge is only 1,450 passenger car unit (PCU), the level of congestion during peak hours is 10,747 PCU—about 7.41 times its capacity.[14] Encroachments[edit] The banks of the Adyar river are flooded due to uncontrolled and unchecked encroachments. Gallery[edit]

The Adyar River, c. 1905

A flooded Adyar river

See also[edit]

Cooum
Cooum
river Kosasthalaiyar river Water management in Chennai

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portal Geography portal Environment portal Water portal

References[edit]

^ a b P. Periakali, T. Vengopal; Giridharan, L; Jayaprakash, M; Periakali, P (2009). "Environmental impact assessment and seasonal variation study of the groundwater in the vicinity of River Adyar, Chennai, India". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 149 (1-4): 81–97. doi:10.1007/s10661-008-0185-x. PMID 18253854.  ^ P. M. Velmurugan, T. Vengopal; Giridharan, L; Jayaprakash, M; Velmurugan, PM (2009). "A comprehensive geochemical evaluation of the water quality of River Adyar, India". Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 82 (2): 211–217. doi:10.1007/s00128-008-9533-3. PMID 18784895.  ^ "Adyar River". National River Conservation Directorate. Ministry of Environment and Forests. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012.  ^ a b Session-3 River and Drainage System in CMA ^ K. Krishnaveni, V. Gowri (2008). "Application of GIS in the study of mass transport of pollutants by Adyar and Cooum
Cooum
Rivers in Chennai (Madras), Tamilnadu". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 138: 41–47. doi:10.1007/s10661-007-9789-9.  ^ A. P. Mitra, R. Ramesh (1997). "Anthropogenic forcing on methane efflux from polluted wetlands ( Adyar River
Adyar River
of Madras city, India),". Ambio. 26: 369–374.  ^ R. C. Upstill-Goddard, A. Nirmal Rajkumar; Barnes, J; Ramesh, R; Purvaja, R; Upstill-Goddard, RC (2008). "Methane and nitrous oxide fluxes in the polluted Adyar River
Adyar River
and estuary, SE India". Marine Pollution Bulletin. 56 (12): 2043–2051. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.08.005. PMID 18814890.  ^ Lakshmi, K.; Deepa H Ramakrishnan (29 September 2011). "Untreated sewage pollutes waterways". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 2 Oct 2011.  ^ Lakshmi, K. (3 December 2011). "WRD plans groynes". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 4 Dec 2011.  ^ "நீர்வழி தடங்களை சுத்திகரிக்க ரூ.300 கோடி நிதி: கூவம் ஆற்றில் நீச்சல் சாத்தியமாகும்?". தினமலர் (Dina Malar). Chennai: Dina Malar. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 28 Jul 2012.  ^ "Departments—Bridges". Corporation of Chennai. Retrieved 29 Dec 2012.  ^ a b c Ramakrishnan, Deepa H. (13 January 2013). "173-year-old Elphinstone Bridge gets a makeover". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 13 Jan 2013.  ^ a b c "Soon, driving over Adyar river to be smooth sailing". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 24 Dec 2012.  ^ "New 3-lane Adyar bridge to ease traffic congestion". The Deccan Chronicle. Chennai: The Deccan Chronicle. 24 January 2013. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 28 Jan 2013. 

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Hydrography
Hydrography
of Chennai

Coastal

Bay of Bengal

Rivers

Adyar Cooum Kosasthalaiyar

Lakes

Adambakkam
Adambakkam
Lake Ambattur
Ambattur
aeri Avadi
Avadi
Lake Ayanambakkam Lake Chetput aeri Chitlapakkam
Chitlapakkam
aeri Hasthinapuram Lake Korattur
Korattur
aeri Kovilpadagai Lake Madavaram aeri Madipakkam
Madipakkam
Lake Manali aeri Mangal aeri Mangamma Lake Mathur aeri Periya aeri Porur
Porur
aeri Pulicat
Pulicat
Lake Retteri Tiruninravur aeri Thiruverkadu Lake Velachery
Velachery
aeri Villivakkam
Villivakkam
aeri

Canals

Buckingham Canal Otteri
Otteri
Nullah

Beaches

Edward Elliot's Golden Beach Marina

Dams/Reservoirs

Puzhal
Puzhal
aeri Sholavaram aeri Poondi
Poondi
reservoir Chembarambakkam
Chembarambakkam
aeri

Estuaries/Creeks

Adyar estuary Ennore
Ennore
creek Kovalam creek

Marshes

Pallikaranai
Pallikaranai
marsh

Water management

Chennai
Chennai
MetroWater Supply and Sewage Board Minjur
Minjur
Seawater Desalination Plant Nemmeli Seawater Desalination Plant

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Hydrography
Hydrography
of Tamil Nadu

Rivers

Adyar Amaravathi Arasalar Bhavani Cheyyar Chittar Cooum Kaveri Kedilam Kodaganar Kodavanar Kokkiliyar Kollidam Kosasthalaiyar Manimuthar Manjalar Moyar Nadari Nambiyar Nanganjiyar Noyyal Pachaiyar Pahrali Palar Parambikulam Periyar Ponnaiyar Siruvani Swetha Thamirabarani Vaigai Vaippar Vasishta Vellar Vennaaru

Lakes

Ambattur
Ambattur
Lake Berijam Lake Chembarambakkam
Chembarambakkam
Lake Kaliveli Lake Kodaikanal Lake Perumal Eri Porur
Porur
Lake Pulicat
Pulicat
Lake Red Hills Lake Sholavaram Lake Singanallur Lake Valankulam Lake Veeranam
Veeranam
Lake Velachery
Velachery
Lake Pykara Ooty Lake

Waterfalls

Agaya Gangai Ayyanar Catherine Courtallam Hogenakkal Kiliyur Kumbakkarai Law's Katary Kalhatti Kutladampatti Monkey Sengupathi Siruvani Suruli Thalaiyar Tirparappu Ullakaarvi Vaideki Vattaparai

Beaches

Edward Elliot's Golden Beach Marina Silver Beach

Dams/ Reservoirs

Aathupalayam Dam Aliyar Reservoir Amaravathi Dam Bhavanisagar Dam Grand Anicut Kamarajar Sagar Dam Karuppanadhi Dam Kodiveri Dam Krishnagiri Dam Lower Anaicut Manimuthar Dam Mettur Dam Mukkadal Dam Nallathangal Dam Orathuppalayam Dam Papanasam dam Pechiparai Reservoir Perunchani Dam Sathanur Reservoir Servalar dam Solaiyar Dam Vaigai Dam Varattu Pallam Dam Upper Anaicut U

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