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Talas Valley

 

an intermontane depression in the northern Tien-Shan, situated mainly in the Kirghiz SSR, between the Kirghiz Range, to the north, and the Talas Alatau, to the south. The valley, which measures approximately 250 km in length, is situated at an elevation of 600–2,000 m. The Talas River flows along the lowest part. The slopes and original bottom of the valley are composed of schists, sandstones, and limestones with granite intrusions. Semidesert, dry-steppe, and steppe landforms predominate. Oases are located on the flat valley bottom and on alluvial cones of the tributaries of the Talas River. A dam and a reservoir for irrigation have been constructed in the lower part of the valley, above the village of Kirovskoe. The city of Talas is located in the valley.

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He also warned the local population that the Talas River may break it banks, the press service of the Ministry reported on December 23.
Next the text turns to the Abbasid Caliphate and cosmopolitan Tang China and their military exchange on the Talas River.
Sometime between 53 BC and 36 BC, Dubs concluded, a group of Roman legionaries in Margiana had escaped from the Parthians, traversed 1,000 kilometres to Jzh Jzh's capital on the Talas River, and offered their services.
Description : Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have set up Interstate Commission for joint management of water resources in the basins of Chu river and of Talas river.
Project objectives : Rational and relevance of the intervention and summary of overall goal Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have set up Interstate Commission for joint management of water resources in the basins of Chu river and of Talas river.
Project Description: To promote joint management of the shared water resources of the transboundary Chu and Talas River Basins, including developing the Chu-Talas Commission.
The assistance will involve regional initiatives covering the Amu Darya and Syr Darya river basins and the Chu and Talas river basins, as well as help establish a forum for exchanging ideas and developing future action plans.
The Swiss funded project with an overall budget of $950,000 will automate the monitoring system that will measure and control water flows and volumes in the basins of Chu and Talas rivers in real time mode.
Kyrgyzstan also asked Switzerland to consider possibility of grant assistance in development and introduction of the supervisory control and data acquisition in the basins of the Chu and Talas rivers, irrigation and water supply systems of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
Kyrgyzstan signed the only agreement with Kazakhstan in 2000 on the joint use of waterworks on the Chu and Talas rivers.
The first OSCE project on the Chu and Talas rivers constituted a breakthrough in water relations in Central Asia, and demonstrated a new approach to solve issues related to the shared responsibility and management of transboundary water resources," said Saba Nordstrom, Environmental Adviser of the OSCE.
Then Kazakhstan may lay claims concerning the quality of water in the Chu and Talas rivers, he added.