Jehlum River or Jhelum River (Punjabi Gurmukhi: ਜੇਹਲਮ) is the largest and most western of the five rivers of Punjab, and passes through Jhelum District. It is a tributary of the Indus River. The waters of the Jhelum are allocated to Pakistan under the terms of the Indus Waters Treaty.
The river Jhelum rises from north-eastern Jammu and Kashmir and is fed by glaciers, and then passes through the Srinagar district. At the city of Srinagar, the serpentine Jhelum, along with the lake Dal which lies in its course, presents a very picturesque site. The Kishenganga(Neelum)River, the largest tributary of the Jhelum, joins it near Muzaffarabad, as does the next largest, the Kunhar River of the Kaghan valley. It is then joined by the Poonch river, and flows into the Mangla Dam reservoir in the district of Mirpur.
The Jhelum enters the Punjab in the Jhelum District. From there, it flows through the plains of the Punjab, forming the boundary between the Chaj and Sindh Sagar Doabs. It ends in a confluence with the Chenab at Trimmu in District Jhang. The Chenab merges with the Sutlej to form the Panjnad River which joins the Indus River at Mithankot.
|Rivers of Punjab and beyond|
Beas -|- Satluj -|- Ravi -|- Chenab -|- Jhelum -|- Ghagger -|- Sirsa -|- Ganges -|- Yamuna