List of rivers of Afghanistan

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This is a list of rivers wholly or partly in Afghanistan. They are arranged geographically by river basin.

Flowing into the Arabian SeaEdit

The Kabul River, seen here near Jalalabad

Flowing into endorheic basinsEdit

Sistan BasinEdit

Ab-e Istadeh LakeEdit

  • Ghazni River[1]
    • Jilga River

Karakum DesertEdit

Aral Sea basinEdit

Afghanistan-Tajikistan bridge over the Amu Darya river in 2007.


  1. Some sources indicate that the Ab-e Istadeh lake has a seasonal outlet to the Lora River, a tributary of the Arghistan River in the Helmand basin. See Integrated Water Resources Management for the Sistan Closed Inland Delta pages 7-8

Other websitesEdit

  • Nathan Berger (May 1992). "Afghanistan Water Constraints: Overview Analysis" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-08-31. Map of Principal River Drainage Systems at page 12
  • Kamal, Gomal (May 10, 2004). "River basins and Watersheds of Afghanistan" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-08-31.