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Length

2,525km

Source

Himalayas

Mouth

Bay of Bengal

Human factors

Cremations occur of on the river


People wash clothes and themselves in the river


Leather factories dump chromium in the river


1 billion litres of untreated sewage is dumped


Unwanted babies and cattle are dumped


Choliform are 2,800 times higher than safety levels (WHO)

Position on most polluted river in the world

5th

Environmental factors

Climate change is reducing length monsoon season and the amount of rain I that season


The river has one rain peak during the monsoon season

Problems

Cholera and diarrhoea is frequent


Marine animals are reducing in number


Fish stocks are scarce (carp has halved)


Money spent on cleaning the river has reduced economy

Agreements?

1996, bangledesh and India reached 3 year treaty saying bangledesh is allowed 80% of th Ganges flow (35,000ft^3)