Kökömeren River

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Kökömeren River
Native nameКөкөмерен
Location
CountryKyrgyzstan
Physical characteristics
Sourceconfluence of Suusamyr River and Karakol (West) River
 - locationJumgal District, Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan
 - coordinates42°07′21″N 74°03′43″E / 42.12250°N 74.06194°E / 42.12250; 74.06194
 - elevation2,030 m (6,660 ft)
MouthNaryn River
 - location
Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan
 - coordinates
41°43′01″N 73°52′31″E / 41.71694°N 73.87528°E / 41.71694; 73.87528Coordinates: 41°43′01″N 73°52′31″E / 41.71694°N 73.87528°E / 41.71694; 73.87528
 - elevation
1,127 m (3,698 ft)
Length199 km (124 mi)
Basin size10,400 km2 (4,000 sq mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftJumgal River, Minkush River
 - rightKebyuk Suu

The Kökömeren River (Kyrgyz: Көкөмерен) is a right tributary of Naryn River located in Jumgal District of Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan. It is formed by the confluence of rivers Suusamyr and Karakol (west). The length of Kökömeren River is 199 km, and watershed - 10,400 m2. It possesses significant hydro-power potential. [1] In June 2011, China and Kyrgyzstan signed a protocol of intent to begin construction of Kökömeren River chain of power plants in 2012. [2] Whitewater rafting and fishing are popular tourist activities on Kökömeren River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Иссык-Куль. Нарын. Энциклопедия. [Issyk-Kul. Naryn.Encyclopedia.] (in Russian). Frunze: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1991. p. 512. ISBN 5-89750-009-6.
  2. ^ Marchenko, Ivan. "China to pour $2 M into construction of Kokomeren HEPs". 24.kg news agency. Bishkek. Retrieved 26 February 2012.