Çoruh

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Çoruh

 

(Russian, Chorokh), a river in Turkey and the USSR (in the Adzhar ASSR of the Georgian SSR). The Çoruh has a length of 438 km; of this total, 26 km of the lower course are in the USSR. The river drains an area of 22,000 sq km. It flows mainly in a tectonic valley between the Lazistan Ridge and the Çoruh Mountains before emptying into the Black Sea, near Batumi. The mean flow rate is 285 cu m per sec; high water occurs in spring and summer. The Çoruh is used for floating timber and for irrigation. The Turkish city of Bayburt is situated on the river.

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Seasonal and spatial variability of condition and length-weight relationship of European chub (Leuciscus cephalus) inhabited in Upper Coruh River (Turkey).
But while men are more interested in water-based adventures, such as white water rafting down the Coruh River in Turkey, or sailing solo across the Atlantic, women prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground.
Length-weight relationship and seasonal condition in Capoeta sieboldii in the upper Coruh River, Turkey.
And beyond Britain, Lamu in Kenya, the Coruh River in Turkey, the island of Madagascar, Riga in Latvia and Virunga National Park in the Congo as well as Beijing and New York are under threat says the magazine.
Eroglu also said that there was a project on transfer of water from Kura River to Coruh river to prevent floods in specific seasons, adding that they considered to transfer less than 25 percent of the water of Kura river to Coruh river within the scope of the project.
Two subspecies of Barbus were found in the Coruh River system of Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.
Along with the BTC pipeline, there is the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum or the Southern Caucasus natural gas line, the extended Kars-Tbilisi railroad project that now includes Baku, Deriner Hydroelectric Dam on Coruh river and the Tbilisi international airport project, all of which connecting the economic structures of Turkey and Georgia in an irreversible way.
As far as we know, its distribution spans the area between Ciresum in the West, the Coruh river valley in the South, Batumi in the east, and the Black Sea coastline in the North (Fig.
The number of scales in the lateral line, which range from 67 to 80 in the Coruh River population and from 72 to 87 in western and central Anatolia and specimens from northwestern and western Anatolia have shorter barbels.