Kara Su

Kara Su

 

(Western Euphrates) a river in eastern Turkey, the northern extension of the Euphrates River. Length, 470 km; basin area, about 22, 000 sq km. It flows mainly through deep gorges, its valley widening only at the cities of Erzurum and Erzincan. The water is in flood in the spring and very low in thesummer. The river is used to float logs.

References in periodicals archive ?
It is situated on a small dune to the north of a major dune ridge, close to a gap in the ridge maintained by a stream, the Kara Su, which traverses the piedmont from the mountains and debouches on to a gently sloping plain near the site.
Today the Kara Su is fed from an artificial lake impounded within the dune ridge, with a piped outflow into the now blocked head of the valley.
The flow of the Kara Su in its natural state is difficult to assess (cf.
The annual flood of the Kara Su, fed partly by snow-melt and partly by rainfall, would have occurred in the spring and been variable in its volume and precise timing.