Chandyr

Chandyr

 

a river in Iran and the Turkmen SSR, a left tributary of the Sumbar River of the Atrek River basin. The Chandyr, which is 90 km long and drains an area of 1,820 sq km, rises in the mountains of the Kopetdag. It is fed by springs and rain, and to a lesser degree, by snow. The river, which dries up in summer, reached a maximum measured flow rate of 422 cu m per sec in 1963. The Chandyr is used for irrigation.

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