The Ganges River
Location
On its 2,510km course, it begins at the Gangotri Glacier in the Indian state of Uttarakhand in the central Himalayas which is 14,000 feet above sea level. It flows southeast through the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal.Their combined waters called the Padma River empty into the Bay of Bengal and form a delta 220 m (354 km) wide, which is shared by India and Bangladesh largest delta in the world). The Ganges alone drais an area of over a million square km with a population of over 407 million. Below Allahabad the Ganges becomes a slow, meandering stream with shifting channels.The Ganges valley or basin is 322 to 644km wide. There are two important dams on the Ganges river,one is at a town named Haridwar and the other dam is connected to a hyrdoeletric project in Farakka.





external image ganges_river_dolphin_114116_125619.jpg

Pollution and Problems
The Ganges has a serious problem and it is that people are polluting it! It used to be a wonderful river and we destroyed it these are the things we do to it firstly we we put chemicals in it from industrial companies and cars putting there fumes in the air. We even put in hair and body products while they wash their hair without hair products and other people are drinking and bathing in it. And now you see dead boys girls and maybe men and women in front of you floating in the river.



























Wildlife


The Ganges has a huge variety of animals such as the royal Bengal tiger, great Indian rhinoceros, Indian elephant, leopard, snow leopard, king cobra, red panda, Asiatic lion, barasingha, gaur (Indian bison), sarus crane, nilgiri tahr and the Ganges river dolphin and plenty of other animals.