Baitarini river is a long river originating from the Gonasika hills of Keonjhar District. It has a total catchment area of 12,790 square KM. The length of the river is 365 km.
After traversing through the state, the river joins the Brahmani at Dharma mouth near Chandabali before entering the Bay of Bengal.
The river enters a plain at Anandapur and creates a delta zone at Akhuapada. The river travels a distance of 365 km to drain into the Bay of Bengal. The river has 65 tributaries, of which 35 join from the left side and 30 join from the right side. The river basin in Orissa is spread in 42 blocks of 8 districts.