The river is formed at the confluence of the Chatkal River and Pskem River, which form the Lake Charvak reservoir. It flows through about 30 km of canyon in the upper reaches. Below the valley widens and eventually joins the Syr Darya. There are several dams on the river which serve both for electricity generation and irrigation. All main canals of Tashkent, such as Bozsu, Anhor, Salar, and Burijar are fed by the water from Chirchik. The river flows through or in close proximity to the following cities: Hodjikent, Gazalkent, Chirchik, Tashkent, Yangiyo'l, Chinaz.
A number of hydroelectric dams are built along the river.
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