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Pagina 152 - Annual Statement of the Trade and Navigation of British India with Foreign Countries, and of the Coasting Trade between the several Presidencies...
Pagina 56 - E.) is a small village in the valley of the Birahi Ganga, a river running westward and joining, at a point 8 miles west of Gohna, the Alaknanda, one of the principal tributaries of the Ganges. The village is about 130 miles north of Naini Tal, and by the road which follows the valley of the Alaknanda, it is 160 miles from Hardwar. The bed of the Birahi Ganga, sloping at about...
Pagina 62 - ... are pendicular cliff is safe on the south side in which direction the rocks dip, there is a perpetual slipping on the north side, and no slope greater than the angle of repose of the loose blocks would be safe. In the landslip at Gohna not only was the support removed by undermining at the foot ot the slope, and loosening of the beds, but the beds were impelled outwards by a series of changes following as a natural consequence of the processes which destroyed the originally compact nature of...
Pagina 56 - ... carried on by the few inhabitants of the small groups of houses dignified by the name of villages. The river basin, which is twenty miles long and nine miles wide, is bounded on the north and east by a snowclad ridge rising to 21,286 feet. A considerable portion of the water of the river is therefore derived from the melting snows, and it consequently receives its greatest supply during the warmer months. The area of the basin east of Gohna, and consequently the area draining into the lake which...
Pagina 56 - ... point 8 miles west of Gohna, the Alaknanda, one of the principal tributaries of the Ganges. The village is about 130 miles north of Naini Tal, and by the road which follows the valley of the Alaknanda, it is 160 miles from Hardwar. The bed of the Birahi Ganga, sloping at about 2jį, is at Gohna 4600 feet above sea-level, and is the bottom of a narrow gorge with steep, and sometimes precipitous, sides. The gentler slopes are grass-covered, and higher up clothed with evergreen oak, fir, and rhododendron....