Morávka (river)

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Morávka
Morawka rzeka.jpg
Morávka River near Raškovice.
Origin Moravian-Silesian Beskids, Cieszyn Silesia
Mouth Ostravice River
Basin countries Czech Republic
Length 29.6 km
Source elevation 880 m
Avg. discharge 3.73 m³/s near estuary
Basin area 149.3 km²

Morávka (Polish: Morawka) is a river in Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It flows through the historical region of Těšín Silesia.

It originates on the slope of Sulov mountain in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids in the elevation of 880 m, near the border with Slovakia. It then flows in northwestward direction through the sparsely populated area. Some 10 km from the source a dam was built in 1961-1966. Lower course of the river is unique due to its natural character and as such it is protected. Morávka enters to the Ostravice River in Frýdek.

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Coordinates: 49°40′18″N 18°21′25″E / 49.67167°N 18.35694°E / 49.67167; 18.35694