Krausidonas

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Krausidon
Native name Κραυσίδων, Κραυσίδωνας
Basin features
Main source Pelion mountain, Greece
1,378 m (4,521 ft)
River mouth Aegean Sea, Pagasetic Gulf
Basin size 3,000 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 12 km (7.5 mi)
Municipalities Volos, Nea Ionia, Magnesia, Portaria

The Krausidon, Greek: Κραυσίδων, with a length of 12 km, the longest torrent that runs solely in the interior of Volos. It has its origin in the Pelion Mountains in central Pelion, flowing southwest to Pagasetic Gulf, Greece.

The places that the river flows through include Volos, Nea Ionia, Magnesia, Portaria in Greece. Reservoirs on the Krausidon include a dam. There are a number of bridges over the river.

2000s floods[edit]

October 10, 2006[edit]

The city of Volos was flooded on October 10, 2006, one of the prefecture's worst recorded floods. The flood devastated crops and groves and many homes. A railroad bridge connecting Volos and Larissa collapsed when the central stone support was ruined by a combination of rocks, mud and debris carried by a swollen river. Almost one fifth of the city faced severe mudslides.

External links[edit]

List of rivers of Greece