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The Malaprabha River (Kannadaಮಲಪ್ರಭಾ ನದಿ )is a tributary river of the Krishna River and flows through the state of Karnataka in India. It rises in the Western Ghats at an altitude of 792 m in the state's Belgaum district. The river joins Krishna River in Kudalsangam in Bagalkot district.



Malaprabha originates in Kanakumbi which is at 16 km to the west of Jamboti village in Khanapur taluka of the Belgaum District in Karnataka, at an altitude of 792.4 meters in the Sahyadri hillrange.

It flows for a distance of 304 km and joins the Krishna river at an altitude of 488 meters near Kudal Sangam in Bagalkot district in Karnataka It also flows through Dharwar District. Hubli city gets the drinking water from this reservoir

Its catchment area is 11549 square kilometers.


Bennihalla, Hirehalla and Tuparihalla are the major tributaries to Malaprabha.


The Navilateertha Dam (Navil in Kannada means peacock) is constructed near Munavalli in Belgaum District with a storage capacity of 1.07 km³. It irrigates more than 2,000 square kilometres of land. This reservoir is called Renukasagar.


Pilgrimage Centre

There is an ancient temple of the deity Yellamma on a nearby hill. This is a pilgrimage centre for thousands of devotees. Also famous temples of Aihole and Badami are Located on the Banks of this river.

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