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Kadalundy River

Kadalundi (Kadalundi)
River
Country India
State Kerala
Source Cherakomban Mala
 - location Kerala, India
 - elevation 1,160 m (3,806 ft)
 - coordinates 08|N|76|28|E|type:river_region:IN-KL name=

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Mouth Arabian Sea
 - location Kerala, India
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 07|N|75|49|E|type:river_region:IN-KL name=

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Length 130 km (81 mi)
Basin 1,122 km2 (433 sq mi)
Discharge mouth
 - average 36 m3/s (1,271 cu ft/s)


Kadalundi River (Kadalundipuzha) is one of the four most important rivers flowing through Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. The other three are the Chaliyar, the Bharathappuzha and the Tirur River.[1]

This rain-fed river is 110 kilometres (68 mi) long and is one of the most important rivers in the district.[2] It is formed by the confluence of the Olipuzha River and the Veliyar River.

The Kadalundi originates from the Western Ghats at the western border of the Silent Valley and flows through the district of Malappuram. It has two main tributaries namely Olipuzha and Veliyar. The Kadalundi River drains an area of 1274 km² and has a length of 120 km.[3]

The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary spreads over a cluster of islands where the Kadalundipuzha River flows into the Arabian Sea. There are over a hundred varieties of native birds and around 60 varieties of migratory birds that come here in large numbers annually.[4]

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