Devoll (river)

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Origin Devoll, Korçë County, Albania
Mouth Seman
40°48′46″N 19°51′31″E / 40.81278°N 19.85861°E / 40.81278; 19.85861Coordinates: 40°48′46″N 19°51′31″E / 40.81278°N 19.85861°E / 40.81278; 19.85861
Basin countries Albania
Length 196 km (122 mi)

The Devoll is a river in southern Albania, one of the source rivers of the Seman. Its source is in the southwestern corner of the Devoll municipality, close to the Greek frontier. It flows initially northeast, through Miras, then north through Bilisht, and northwest through Progër, Pojan (in the northern Plain of Korçë), Maliq, Moglicë, Kodovjat, Gramsh and Gostimë, where it turns south. It joins the Osum near Kuçovë, to form the Seman.

A number of hydroelectricity plants on the river Devoll are planned or under construction. The Albanian company Devoll Hydropower, owned and operated by the Norwegian power company Statkraft,[1] is building two hydroelectricity plants near Banjë (Banjë Hydro Power Plant) and near Moglicë (Moglicë Hydro Power Plant), with combined capacity 243 MW. The decision whether a third plant near Kokel is to be built, will be taken when the first two dams are completed.[2]