Maha Oya

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Maha Oya
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Maha Oya passes Pinnawala elephant orphanage area
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Physical characteristics
Source 
  location Nawalapitiya, Aranayake
Mouth  
  location
Kochchikade, Negombo
  coordinates
07°16′21″N79°50′34″E / 7.27250°N 79.84278°E / 7.27250; 79.84278 Coordinates: 07°16′21″N79°50′34″E / 7.27250°N 79.84278°E / 7.27250; 79.84278
  elevation
Sea level
Length134 km (83 mi)
Basin features
Waterfalls Asupini Ella
Bridges Mawanella Bridge

The Maha Oya is a major stream in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. It measures approximately 134 km (83 mi) in length. [1] It runs across four provinces and five districts. Maha Oya has 14 Water supply networks to serve the need of water and more than 1 million people live by the river. [2]

Its catchment area receives approximately 3644 million cubic metres of rain per year, and approximately 34 percent of the water reaches the sea. It has a catchment area of 1,510 square kilometres. [3]

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References

  1. Yassin Mohammed, Essam (2013). Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation: Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications. Routledge. p. 296. ISBN   978-1-135-00663-1.
  2. "Maha Oya Sand Mining To Affect Millions". Archived from the original on 20 July 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  3. "Sri Lanka: Rivers". FAO. Retrieved 12 October 2016.