A group of researchers in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh has claimed to have found traces of a paleo-river.

A paleo-channel or paleo-river is an inactive river or water stream buried under sediment. Due to geological activities, the nearly 65 million year-old river might have got covered under basaltic lava, said Vishal Verma of the Mangal Panchayatam Parishad. The Parishad is engaged in exploration of the Narmada Valley.