Sharyn River

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Sharyn River near Sharyn Canyon

The Sharyn River (Kazakh: Шарын) is a river in the Almaty Province of Kazakhstan. It flows into the Ili River, which is considered to be the largest artery of Lake Balkhash. The Sharyn River is 427 kilometres (265 mi) long. It runs through the territory of Kegen and Uigur regions, forming up the Sharyn Canyon.

The Moinak Hydro Power Plant is under development on the river.

Coordinates: 43°55′52″N 79°25′39″E / 43.93111°N 79.42750°E / 43.93111; 79.42750