Siret (river)

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Râul Siret
Siretul la Mircesti.jpg
Siret River at Mircești
Countries Ukraine, Romania
Counties/
Oblasts
Ukraine: Chernivtsi O.

Romania: Botoșani C., Suceava C.,
Neamț C., Iași C., Bacău C.,
Vrancea C., Galați C.

Tributaries
 - left Bârlad
 - right Suceava, Moldova, Bistrița, Trotuș,
Putna, Buzău
Cities Pașcani, Roman, Bacău, Galați
Source
 - location Eastern Carpathians, Chernivtsi O., Ukraine
 - elevation 1,238 m (4,062 ft)
Mouth Danube
 - location Galați
 - coordinates 45°24′11″N 28°1′27″E / 45.40306°N 28.02417°E / 45.40306; 28.02417Coordinates: 45°24′11″N 28°1′27″E / 45.40306°N 28.02417°E / 45.40306; 28.02417
Length 726 km (451 mi)
Basin 47,610 km2 (18,382 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 250 m3/s (8,829 cu ft/s)
Progression DanubeBlack Sea
The Siret in Romania and Ukraine

The Siret or Sireth (Ukrainian: Сірет or Серет, Romanian: Siret pronounced [siˈret], Hungarian: Szeret, Russian: Сирет) is a river that rises from the Carpathians in the Northern Bukovina region of Ukraine, and flows southward into Romania before it joins the Danube. It is 726 km (451 mi) long, of which 559 km (347 mi) in Romania, and its basin area is 47,610 km2 (18,380 sq mi), of which 42,890 km2 (16,560 sq mi) in Romania.[1] In ancient times, it was named Hierasus (Ancient Greek Ιερασός).

Towns and villages[edit]

Barboschi Railway Bridge, from an 1870s wood engraving

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Siret, from source to mouth: Berehomet, Storozhynets, Siret, Grămești, Zvoriștea, Liteni, Dolhasca, Pașcani, Stolniceni-Prăjescu, Roman, Bacău, Adjud, Mărășești, Galați.

Tributaries[edit]

Siret river near Roman.

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Siret:

Left: Bahna, Molnița, Bahna, Gârla Sirețel, Gârla Huțanilor, Vorona, Pleșu, Turbata, Pitrosul, Trestioara, Sirețel, Sodomeni, Stolniceni, Hărmănești, Pârâul Țigăncilor, Mihailei, Boca, Albuia, Vulpășești, Țiganca, Icușești, Glodeni, Râpaș, Pârâul Morii, Răcătău, Soci, Fulgeriș, Polocin, Lupa, Bârlad, Călmățui, Geru, Mălina, Cătușa.

Right: Găvan, Negostina, Verehia, Baranca, Leahu, Hănțești, Grigorești, Sălăgeni, Suceava, Șomuzul Mic, Șomuzul Mare, Probota, Conțeasca, Ruja, Valea Părului, Podul Turcului, Tămășeni, Moldova, Valea Neagră, Turbata, Bistrița, Cleja, Răcăciuni, Orbeni, Valea Seacă, Botohan, Fântânele, Conțești, Trotuș, Valea Boului, Carecna, Zăbrăuț, Șușița, Gârla Morilor, Putna, Leica, Râmnicul Sărat, Buzău.

2010 floodings[edit]

During July 2010, Gheorghe Flutur, president of Suceava County, told the Mediafax news agency his region was one of the worst hit in the country in the morning of the 29th as he co-ordinated local flood relief work in his stricken county.[2] Later that day the River Siret threatened to break through the dykes protecting the town of Șendreni, as locals and emergency services reinforced the dykes with truckloads of sandbags to prevent the river breaking out and flooding the town.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dăscălița, Dan (2011). "Integrated water monitoring system applied by Siret river basin administration from Romania" (PDF). Present Environment and Sustainable Development. 5 (2): 45–60. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Romania floods kill 21". Times of Malta. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • Administrația Națională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - București
  • Institutul de Meteorologie și Hidrologie - Rîurile României - București 1971