Jihlava (river)

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Jihlava
Lhánice - řeka Jihlava z vyhlídky Na Babách obr2.jpg
The Jihlava at Lhánice
Country Czech Republic
Physical characteristics
Main source Bohemian-Moravian Highlands
River mouth Svratka
48°54′46″N 16°36′18″E / 48.91278°N 16.60500°E / 48.91278; 16.60500Coordinates: 48°54′46″N 16°36′18″E / 48.91278°N 16.60500°E / 48.91278; 16.60500
Length 180.8 km (112.3 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    12 m3/s (420 cu ft/s) near estuary
Basin features
Progression SvratkaThayaMoravaDanubeBlack Sea
Basin size 2,996.50 km2 (1,156.96 sq mi)

The Jihlava (German: Igel) is a river in the Moravia (Czech Republic), a right tributary of the Svratka River. It originates in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands (Českomoravská vrchovina) upland at the elevation of 665 m and flows to the Nové Mlýny reservoirs, where it enters the Svratka River. It is 180.8 km long, and its basin area is 2,997 km2.[1]

It flows through numerous towns and villages, including Jihlávka, Horní Ves, Horní Cerekev, Batelov, Dolní Cerekev, Kostelec, Dvorce, Rantířov, Jihlava, Malý Beranov, Luka nad Jihlavou, Bítovčice, Bransouze, Číchov, Přibyslavice, Třebíč, Vladislav, Kramolín, Mohelno, Biskoupky, Ivančice, Moravské Bránice, Nové Bránice, Dolní Kounice, Pravlov, Kupařovice, Medlov, Pohořelice, Přibice, Ivaň.

The Dalešice Hydro Power Plant, including the Dalešice and Mohelno Dams, are constructed on the river.

The longest tributaries of the river are the Oslava, Brtnice, Jihlávka and Rokytná.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charakteristiky toků a povodí ČR - Jihlava" (in Czech). VÚV TGM. Retrieved 2018-05-07.