|States||Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat|
|Cities||Nepanagar, Betul, Burhanpur, Bhusawal, Surat|
|- location||Multai,Betul District|
|Mouth||Gulf of Khambhat (Arabian Sea)|
|- location||Dumas, Surat, Gujarat|
|Length||724 km (450 mi) approx.|
|Discharge||for Dumas Beach|
|- average||489 m3/s (17,269 cu ft/s)|
|- max||9,830 m3/s (347,143 cu ft/s)|
|- min||2 m3/s (71 cu ft/s)|
The Tapti River (or Tapi) is a river in central India between the Godavari and Narmada rivers. It flows westwards over a length of 724 km (449.9 mi) before draining through the Gulf of Khambhat into the Arabian Sea. It flows through Surat, and is crossed by the Magdalla ONGC Bridge.
On August 7, 1968, before the construction of the Ukai Dam to bring its waters under control and provide hydroelectric power, the Tapti River overflowed its banks during heavy rains during the monsoon season. More than 1,000 people drowned in the flood and the city of Surat was submerged beneath 10 feet of water for several days ; after the floodwaters receded, at least 1,000 more people died in Gujarat state during a cholera epidemic from the contamination of the drinking water.
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