Stryi River

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Stryi River [Стрий; Stryj]. (Map: Stryi River.) A right-bank tributary of the Dniester River that flows for 232 km through southern Lviv oblast and drains a basin area of 3,055 sq km. The river originates in the High Beskyd and initially has a mountainous character. It is 30–50 m wide in its upper reaches and up to 150 m wide downstream. The river is fed by meltwater and has been known to flood. It is used for industrial and water-supply purposes. A hydroelectric station and water reservoir (200 million cu m) have been built on the waterway. Some major centers located along the river are Turka, Stryi, and Zhydachiv.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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