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Kathajodi River

Kathajodi River is an arm of the Mahanadi River in Orissa, India. It branches off at Naraj, then immediately is bifurcated. The southern branch, known as Kuakhai, which means "crow’s pool", and flows into the Puri district. Its mouth is closed by a bar, so that little water flows in to it except at flood times.

A little lower down at Gobindpur, the Kathajodi is bifurcated . The right branch is known as the Devi and the left branch as the Biluakhai. Flowing in the northerly direction, the river Kathajodi again divides in to the Alaka and Kathajodi proper, which have been cut off at their head by the Devi left embarkment.The water originally carried by them has been diverted in to the Devi. The river Kathajodi is said to have been originally a comparatively small stream. Its name implies that it could at one time be crossed by a plank of wood known as katha in Oriya. During the last centaury the volume of water passing down its channel increased considerably and the head of the river became too large to carry off the enormous volume of water poured in to it by Mahanadi. A weir and training embankments were, therefore constructed at Naraj between 1860 to 1865, in order to regulate the flow and direct some of the water to the Mahanadi channels.........Wikipedia