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RIVER INGURI and JVARI WATER POOL

RIVER INGURI FLOWS in Western Georgia on the border of several historical and geographic provinces (Samegrelo, Abkhazia and Svaneti). It’s river source is on the watershed of main Kavkasioni mountain range, 2614 meters above the sea level.

River flows into the Black sea near the hamlet of Anaklia. It is not distinguished with very big length (213 km), however its parameters of falls and water consumption are impressive and outstanding in Europe. Some segments of Inguri gorge have canyon-like and steep forms where the river reaches big acceleration. In some sectors (right inflow of river Tkheishi) the fall parameter attains 117 meters that makes great impression on a visitor. The catchment area of river Inguri is the third from the point of energy potential in Georgia. In the middle body of river Inguri, on the margin of Abkhazia and Svaneti mountain ranges, a Jvari water pool was arranged, the dam of which is a unique construction from engineering point of view. Water pool has the biggest depth in the Caucasus and reaches 226 meters.

Copyright © 2017. N. Elizbarashvili, B. Kupatadze
Copyright © 2017. “Dani” Publishing


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