Chirchiq River

Chirchiq River
Chirchiq River near Chorvoq
Country Uzbekistan
Mouth Syr Darya
 - location Yangi Chonoz, Uzbekistan
 - coordinates 40°54′N 68°43′E / 40.90°N 68.71°E / 40.90; 68.71Coordinates: 40°54′N 68°43′E / 40.90°N 68.71°E / 40.90; 68.71
Length 155 km (96 mi)
Basin 14,900 km2 (5,753 sq mi)
 - average 220 m3/s (7,769 cu ft/s)

The Chirchiq or Chirchik (Uzbek: Chirchiq, Чирчиқ, Russian: Чирчик) is a river of Uzbekistan, a major right tributary of the Syr Darya. It is 155 kilometres (96 mi) in length and its basin has an area of 14,900 square kilometres (5,800 sq mi).[1] The principal tributary is the Ugam River (right).

The river is formed at the confluence of the Chatkal River and Pskem River, which form the Lake Charvak reservoir. It flows through about 30 km of canyon in the upper reaches. Below, the valley widens and eventually joins the Syr Darya. There are several dams on the river which serve both for electricity generation and irrigation. All main canals of Tashkent, such as Bozsu, Anhor, Salar, and Burijar are fed by the water from Chirchik. The river flows through or in close proximity to the cities Hodjikent, Gazalkent, Chirchiq, Tashkent, Yangiyo‘l, and Chinaz.

A number of hydroelectric dams are built along the river.


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