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False Divi Point (E India)

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False Divi Point (E India)

Characteristics

Description

False Divi Point is a low headland located at the northern end of the Coromandel Coast, in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

It is located at the apex of the Krishna River delta and covered by small mangroves. The area is low, swampy and dominated by mangroves.

A bank, which dries in patches, extends about 1 mile S and about 3 miles W of False Divi Point.

Caution:

A bank, which dries in patches, extends about 1 mile S and about 3 miles W of False Divi Point.

The current off False Divi Point sets parallel to the coast with the prevailing monsoon, having its greatest velocity near the 185m curve about 8 miles offshore.

During March, the current off Divi Point has been found to set E at a rate of 1.5 knots.

A submarine cable and pipeline area has been established between the Godavari River entrance and False Divi Point. The limits of this area, known as the Ravva Oilfield Development Area, may best be seen on the chart. Anchoring and fishing are prohibited.

The Krishna River rises in Bombay State and flows E across the peninsula of India, into the Bay of Bengal by several branches, the mouth of one being near False Divi Point.

The enormous amount of silt carried by the river has formed a wide alluvial delta which extends seaward between the towns of Nizampatam and Machilipatnam. Divi Point is the SE extremity and False Divi Point is the SW extremity of the delta.
Ocean-going local craft use the river for about 6 months of the year.

28/03/2012
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