Šušvė

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Šušvė River
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Šušvė River
Country Lithuania
Basin features
Main source Lithuania
River mouth Nevėžis River
Basin size 1,165 km2 (450 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 135 km (84 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    6.22 m3/s (220 cu ft/s)

Šušvė is a river in central Lithuania. It begins in Kelmė district municipality, 6 km (4 mi) southeast from Tytuvėnai. The river passes through Tytuvėnai and Sulinkiai Marshes and flows south through Radviliškis district municipality. Finally, Šušvė passes through Kėdainiai district municipality and flows into the Nevėžis River near Graužiai village. The width of the river valley is between 0.5 and 3 km. From December to March Šušvė is usually frozen. Dams were built at Vaitiekūnai and Angiriai. Šušvė Hydrological Reserve was established in 1992 to protect the lower courses of the river.

The main tributaries are Beržė, Žiedupė, Srautas, Sarva, Gomerta, Žadikė, Ažytė, Liedas, Vikšrupis, Putnupys. The main towns and villages by the Šušvė river are Šiaulėnai, Pašušvys (Radviliškis municipality), Grinkiškis, Vaitiekūnai, Pašušvys (Kėdainiai municipality), Angiriai, Josvainiai.

Coordinates: 55°10′N 23°50′E / 55.167°N 23.833°E / 55.167; 23.833