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At 18 km from the border with Bangladesh, India has built the great Farakka dam that diverts most of the waters of the Ganges to Calcutta.As a result of this work, during the dry season the river flow in Bangladesh fell by 70%.The Ganges in recent years has begun to change the course of the river in the vicinity of the dam. Here you can see a strip of land in the middle of the river came out just two years ago India 2013.

At 18 km from the border with Bangladesh, India has built the great Farakka dam that diverts most of the waters of the Ganges to Calcutta.

As a result of this work, during the dry season the river flow in Bangladesh fell by 70%.

The Ganges in recent years has begun to change the course of the river in the vicinity of the dam. Here you can see a strip of land in the middle of the river came out just two years ago India 2013.