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Maritsa

(märē`tsä), river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, rising in the Rila Mts., W Bulgaria, and flowing SE between the Balkans and Rhodope Mts., past Plovdiv, to Edirne, Turkey, where it turns south to enter the Aegean Sea near Enez. The Tundzha is its chief tributary. The Maritsa's lower course forms part of the Bulgarian-Greek border and the Greek-Turkish line. The upper Maritsa valley is a principal east-west route in Bulgaria. The unnavigable river is used for power production and irrigation. It is known as the Évros by the Greeks and the Meriç by the Turks.

Maritsa

 

a river in the Balkan Peninsula, mostly in Bulgaria but its lower course is the boundary between Greece and Turkey. Length, 525 km; basin area, about 55,000 sq km. It begins in the Rila Mountains, flows across the Thracian lowlands, breaks through spurs of the eastern Rhodope Mountains, and flows into the Aegean Sea, forming a swampy delta. The river is primarily rain-fed and becomes very shallow in the summer. It is used for irrigation and hydroelectric power. The river is navigable from Edirne to the sea. Cities on the Maritsa are Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, and Dimitrovgrad (Bulgaria) and Edirne (Turkey).

Maritsa

a river in S Europe, rising in S Bulgaria and flowing east into Turkey, then south from Edirne as part of the border between Turkey and Greece to the Aegean. Length: 483 km (300 miles)
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FLOODS IN EDIRNE: Governor of Turkish northwestern province of Edirne where has been experiencing record high flood levels due to overflew of Tundza and Maritsa rivers, stated that this is the century's worst disaster in Edirne.
2nd lot: design overhaul of the Maritsa river bridge in "Vasil Aprilov" City and overhaul Asenovgradski overpass - II-nd stage of approved technical specifications / terms of reference / guidelines.
According to a report by the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, water from Maritsa River reached a record flow speed of 100 cubic meters per second, reaching 2,149 cubic meters of over-flowed water.
The options offered by traffickers include entry into Greece via the Maritsa River, which is becoming less and less popular, entry by sea from Turkeyas west coast to the Greek Aegean islands or straight to Italy, or entry via the Bulgarian-Turkish border.
Choosing a person engaged in consultancy and construction supervision during construction of the project: Reconstruction of the bridge over the Maritsa river in Vasil Aprilov in Plovdiv, conformity assessment of investment projects, surveying, drafting technical passport under Ordinance ?
The money will be used for the repair and reconstruction of the Komatevsko Shose Street and the boulevards Ruski and 6-ti Septemvri, as well as the construction of a new road from the Adata Bridge over the Maritsa River to Brezovsko Shose Street, according to reports of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA).
2nd lot: design overhaul of the maritsa river bridge in "vasil aprilov", plovdiv and asenovgrad overhaul overpass - ii-nd stage.
A Maritsa river levee near Bulgaria's Dimitrovgrad village of Raynovo broke on Sunday, causing the evacuation of the nearby houses.
We continue to monitor the Maritsa River, but there is a substantial margin to the critical point," Nikolov said yet confirming that the river level increased last night.
The spills are most likely to occur in the northern part of the country along the rivers Ogosta, Iskar, Osam, Vit, Rositsa, and Yantra as well as along the Struma river and the tributaries of the Maritsa River in its upper course - the rivers Chepinska, Topolnitsa and Vacha.
Under the project, a unique railway bridge over the Maritsa River was build, over 433m long and around 8m wide.