Büyük Menderes

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Büyük Menderes,

river, Turkey: see MaeanderMaeander
, ancient name of the Büyük Menderes River, c.250 mi (400 km) long, W Turkey. It rises in three branches W of Afyonkarahisar and flows generally W into the Aegean Sea. Its valley is extremely fertile. Its winding and wandering course gave rise to the word meander.
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Büyük Menderes


(known in antiquity as the Meander), a river in western Turkey. Length, 380 km. It rises on the Anatolian Plateau and flows into the Aegean Sea, forming a delta. In its lower course the riverbed is very twisting—which explains why its ancient name, “Meander,” came to denote the twisting course of rivers.

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Middle Miocene deposits [5]: the Kucukkuyu Formation in the Edremit Graben [4], the Alasehir Formation in the Gediz Graben [28], the Soma Formation in the Bakircay Graben [29], the Sogukcam Formation in the Buyuk Menderes Graben [30] and the Soke Formation in the Soke Graben [31].
Geology, Oil Possibilities of Buyuk Menderes Graben (Germencik from Denizli) and Nazilli-1 Exploration Well, TPAO (Turkish Petroleum Corporation) Technical Report, 2004, Report No.
Located near the western town of Germencik, in the Buyuk Menderes Graben, the Efeler geothermal plant features five units, of which three have been already commissioned.