Baral River one of the offshoots of the ganges. Originating at charghat upazila of rajshahi district, the Baral flows through natore and pabna and finally meets with the hurasagar after joining with the karatoya south of shahjadpur. The total length of the river is 147 km, average width is 125m and average depth is about 6m. The river receives water from the Ganges only in the monsoon season. But it maintains its flow throughout the year with local runoff water and water from chalan beel. Its drainage area is about 230 sq km. Some important places located on the banks of the Baral are: Charghat; baraigram, bagatipara, gurudaspur, chatmohor and bera. [Sultana Nasrin Baby]
See map in brahmaputra-jamuna river system.