Gomti Sub-basin


The geographical extent of the Gomti sub-basin lies between 79 59' to 83 14' east longitudes and 25 25' to 28 40' north latitudes of the country. The Gomti river originates near Mainkot, about 3 km east of the Pilibhit town in Uttar Pradesh, at an elevation of 200 m with a total length of about 940 km. The river drains the area between Ramganga and Ghaghara systems. The Gomti sub-basin of Ganga basin has a total catchment area of 29,865 Sq.km. The sub-basin completely falls in the Uttar Pradesh state. The river flows through Shahjehanpur, Kheri, Lucknow, Barabanki, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Jaunpur, Varanasi and Ghazipur districts before merging into the Ganga in Audihar in Jaunpur. Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is situated on the banks of the Gomti river. The main tributaries of the Gomti river the Gachai, the Sai, the Jomkai, the Barna, the Chuha, the Saryu, the Giri, the Kalyani and the Kathna are some of the major river flowing in this sub-basin. The sub basin map is shown below:


(Source: India-WRIS)