Siret River

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Coordinates: 45°24′11″N 28°1′27″E / 45.40306°N 28.02417°E / 45.40306; 28.02417
Râul Siret
Siretul la Mircesti.jpg
Siret River
Countries Ukraine, Romania
Counties/
Oblasts
Ukraine: Chernivtsi O.

Romania: Botoșani C., Suceava C.,
Neamț C., Iași C., Bacău C.,
Vrancea C., Galați C.

Tributaries
 - left Bârlad
 - right Suceava, Moldova, Bistrița, Trotuș,
Putna, Buzău
Cities Roman, Bacău, Galați
Source
 - location Eastern Carpathians, Chernivtsi O., Ukraine
 - elevation 1,238 m (4,062 ft)
Mouth Danube
 - location Galați
 - coordinates 45°24′11″N 28°1′27″E / 45.40306°N 28.02417°E / 45.40306; 28.02417
Length 706 km (439 mi)
Basin 44,835 km2 (17,311 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 220 m3/s (7,769 cu ft/s)
Official River Code XII.1
The Siret in Romania and Ukraine

The Siret or Sireth (Ukrainian: Сірет or Серет, Romanian: Siret pronounced [siˈret], Hungarian: Szeret, Russian: Сирет) is a river that rises from the Carpathians in the Northern Bukovina region of Ukraine, and flows southward into Romania for 470 km before it joins the Danube. In ancient times, it was named Hierasus (Ancient Greek Ιερασός).

Towns and villages[edit]

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Siret, from source to mouth: Berehomet, Storozhynets, Siret, Grămești, Zvoriștea, Liteni, Dolhasca, Paşcani, Stolniceni-Prăjescu, Roman, Bacău, Adjud, Mărășești, Galați.

Tributaries[edit]

Siret river near Roman.

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Siret:

Left: Bahna, Molnița, Bahna, Gârla Sirețel, Gârla Huțanilor, Vorona, Pleșu, Turbata, Pitrosul, Trestioara, Sirețel, Sodomeni, Stolniceni, Hărmănești, Pârâul Țigăncilor, Mihailei, Boca, Albuia, Vulpăşeşti, Țiganca, Icuşeşti, Glodeni, Râpaș, Pârâul Morii, Răcătău, Fulgeriş, Polocin, Lupa, Bârlad, Călmățui, Gerului, Mălina, Fălcoaia, Cătușa

Right: Găvan, Negostina, Verehia, Baranca, Leahu, Hănţeşti, Grigoreşti, Sălăgeni, Suceava, Șomuzul Mic, Șomuzul Mare, Probota, Conţeasca, Ruja, Valea Părului, Podul Turcului, Tămășeni, Moldova, Valea Neagră, Turbata, Bistrița, Cleja, Răcăciuni, Orbeni, Botohan, Fântânele, Conțești, Trotuș, Valea Boului, Carecna, Zăbrăuți, Șușița, Gârla Morilor, Putna, Leica, Râmnicul Sărat, Buzău

2010 floodings[edit]

During July 2010, Gheorghe Flutur, president of Suceava County, told the Mediafax news agency his region was one of the worst hit in the country in the morning of the 29th as he co-ordinated local flood relief work in his stricken county.[1] Later that day the River Siret threatened to break through the dykes protecting the town of Șendreni, as locals and emergency services reinforced the dykes with truckloads of sandbags to prevent the river breaking out and flooding the town.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Administrația Națională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - București
  • Institutul de Meteorologie și Hidrologie - Rîurile României - București 1971