Siret River
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Siret River
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Siret River at Mirce?ti
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The Siret in Romania and Ukraine
CountryUkraine, Romania
Chernivtsi O., Boto?ani C., Suceava C., Neam? C., Ia?i C., Bac?u C., Vrancea C., Gala?i C.
CitiesPa?cani, Roman, Bac?u, Gala?i
Physical characteristics
SourceEastern Carpathians
 ⁃ locationChernivtsi O., Ukraine
 ⁃ elevation1,238 m (4,062 ft)
 ⁃ location
 ⁃ 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
Length647 km (402 mi)
Basin size44,811 km2 (17,302 sq mi)
 ⁃ average250 m3/s (8,800 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDanube-> Black Sea
 ⁃ leftBârlad
 ⁃ rightSuceava, Moldova, Bistri?a, Trotu?, Putna, Buz?u

The Siret or Sireth (Ukrainian: or , Romanian: Siret pronounced [si'ret], Hungarian: Szeret, Russian: ) 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 647 km (402 mi) long,[1]:9 of which 559 km (347 mi) in Romania,[2][1]:9 and its basin area is 44,811 km2 (17,302 sq mi),[1]:6 of which 42,890 km2 (16,560 sq mi) in Romania.[2][1]:6 Its average discharge is 250 m3/s (8,800 cu ft/s).[1]:15 In ancient times, it was named Hierasus (Ancient Greek ?).

Towns and villages

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, Gr?me?ti, Zvori?tea, Liteni, Dolhasca, Pa?cani, Stolniceni-Pr?jescu, Roman, Bac?u, Adjud, M?re?ti, Gala?i.


Siret river near Roman.

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Siret (from source to mouth):

Left: Bahna (Mih?ileni), Molni?a, Bahna (Lozna), Gârla Sire?el, Gârla Hu?anilor, Vorona, Ple?u, Turbata, Pitrosul (or Pietrosul), Trestioara, Sire?el, Sodomeni, Stolniceni, H?rm?ne?ti, Pârâul ?ig?ncilor, Mihailei, Boca, Albuia, Rediu, Vulpe?ti, ?iganca, Icu?e?ti, Glodeni, Râpa?, Moara, Valea Morii, R?c?t?u, Soci, Fulgeri?, Polocin, Lupa, Bârlad, C?lmui, Geru, Lozova, Valea lui Odobescu, Rusca, M?lina, C?tu?a.

Right: Malyi Seret, G?van, Negostina, Pârâul Mare, Verehia, Baranca, Leahu, H?n?e?ti, Grigore?ti, S?l?geni, Suceava, ?omuzul Mic, ?omuzul Mare, Probota, Con?easca, Ruja, Valea P?rului, Podul Turcului (or Draga), T?meni, Moldova, Valea Neagr?, Turbata, Bistri?a, Cleja (or Clim?u?, or Moise), R?c?ciuni, Orbeni, Valea Seac?, Botohan, Fântânele, Con?e?ti, Trotu?, Valea Boului, Carecna, Z?br?u?, ?u?i?a, Gârla Morilor, Putna, Leica, Râmnicul S?rat, Buz?u.

2010 floodings

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.[3] Later that day the River Siret threatened to break through the dykes protecting the town of ?endreni, as locals and emergency services reinforced the dykes with truckloads of sandbags to prevent the river breaking out and flooding the town.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Planul de management al spa?iului hidrografic Siret, Administra?ia Na?ional? Apele Române
  2. ^ a b D?sc?li?a, 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 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Romania floods kill 21". Times of Malta. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 2016.

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