Bîc River

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Bîc (Bâc)
Raul Bac.jpg
Country Moldova
Physical characteristics
Main source Codri
River mouth Dniester
Length 155 km (96 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    1 m3/s (35 cu ft/s) (annual mean)
    220 m3/s (7,800 cu ft/s) (springtime)
Basin features
Basin size 2,150 km2 (830 sq mi)

Bîc (also spelled Bâc) is a river in Moldova, a right tributary of Dniester.

The upper flow of Bâc cuts a deep canyon in Codri Hills. The capital of Moldova, Chișinău, is situated near Bâc. A dam near Chișinău holds the Chișinău Sea reservoir, which has an area of about 10 km2. During the summer season, Bâc often dries out and turns into a chain of lakes. The river is heavily polluted, so swimming in it is not advisable.

Coordinates: 46°54′42″N 29°27′59″E / 46.91167°N 29.46639°E / 46.91167; 29.46639