|Eg River (Эгийн гол)|
Eg River some kilometers south of Khatgal
|- left||Üür River, Tarvagatai River|
|- location||near Khatgal|
|- elevation||1,645 m (5,397 ft)|
|Length||475 km (295 mi)|
|Basin||49,100 km2 (18,958 sq mi)|
The Eg River (Mongolian: Эгийн гол, Egiin gol ) is a river in the Khövsgöl and Bulgan aimags in northern Mongolia. It is the only outflow of Lake Khövsgöl and a tributary of the Selenge river. Wooden bridges exist near Khatgal and in Tünel sum, and a concrete bridge has been built in Erdenebulgan. In Bulgan aimag there is a bridge between Teshig and Khutag-Öndör sums.
Since the early 1990s there have been efforts to build a hydroelectric dam on this river. These attempts, however, have been opposed by several academic communities: archaeology because of the rich and not yet fully explored archaeological sites in area; geology because the area may have earthquakes. A dam would also displace parts of the local population as it floods some pastures and homesteads.
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