Shamkhorchai

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Shamkhorchai

 

a river in the Azerbaijan SSR; a right tributary of the Kura River. The Shamkhorchai is 95 km long and drains an area of 1,170 sq km. It rises in the Shakhdag Mountains and in its lower course divides into branches. It is fed primarily by underground waters. The mean flow rate 49 km from the mouth is 8.58 cu m per sec. A reservoir is located on the river. The Shamkhorchai is used for irrigation.

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