Indus River

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Indus River Facts

Basin Area: 1,165,000 1,165,000 km²
449,690 mi²
Average Basin Discharge: 6,6006,600 m³/s
233,076.8 cfs
208.276 km³/y
Watershed Population: 193,000,000 people
Type:watershed or basin, river or creek

Includes Riparians: China; Pakistan; India; Afghanistan; Nepal;
Facts about included riparians are at the end of the article. Fact References[1]

All Facts about Indus River

The Indus River has an annual average flow of 238 km3/yr and the watershed has multiple trans-national riparian states including, Afghanistan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.[2]

Case Studies linked to Indus River[edit]

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Riparians Water Features

Located in this basin- China
Located in this basin- Afghanistan
Located in this basin- Pakistan
Located in this basin- Nepal
Located in this basin- India

Other - Pakistan
Other - India
Other - China

Projects and Initiatives Agreements and Treaties

Other - Taunsa Barrage

Other - Indus Water Treaty

External Links

  • Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD) (2012). Oregon State University. — This website is used to aid in the assessment of the process of water conflict prevention and resolution. Over the years we have developed this Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database, a project of the Oregon State University Department of Geosciences, in collaboration with the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering.

Facts about Included Riparians

RiparianPopulation in BasinArea within Basin in sq. kmIrrigated Lands within Basin in sq kmAverage Discharge in cubic m per second
China0.0341 million34,100 people85,622 km²33,058.839 mi²1,686,000 km²650,968.239 mi²9,506.6 m³/s335,722.41 cfs
300 km³/y
Afghanistan11.658 million11,658,000 people71,905 km²27,762.676 mi²262,700 km²101,429.037 mi²12,675.476 m³/s447,630.215 cfs
400 km³/y
Pakistan144.831 million144,831,000 people597,103 km²230,542.757 mi²262,700 km²101,429.037 mi²190,132 m³/s6,714,448.209 cfs
5,999.996 km³/y
Nepal2.0e-6 million2 people21 km²8.108 mi²0 km²0 mi²0 m³/s0 cfs
0 km³/y
India83.656 million83,656,000 people383,163 km²147,940.061 mi²383,163 km²147,940.061 mi²475,331 m³/s16,786,155.837 cfs
15,000.02 km³/y
  1. ^ All numeric values regarding Riparians within the Basin are from the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database. Basin delineation: Wolf, A.T., Natharius, J.A., et al. (1999) Query: Indus Basin ( Accessed online: February 25 2013
  2. ^ Product of the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University. Additional information about the TFDD can be found at: