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Váh

(väkh), Hung. Vág, river, c.245 mi (390 km) long, Slovakia. It is formed by the union of the Biély Váh, rising in the High Tatra, and the Cierny Váh, rising in the Low Tatra, and flows SW into the Danube at Komárno. The Orava and Nitra rivers are its chief tributaries.

Váh

 

a river in Czechoslovakia (in Slovakia). Left tributary of the Danube.

The Váh River is 433 km long; the area of its basin is 19,600 sq km. It is formed by the confluence of the Biely Ván and the Cierny Váh Rivers, which have their sources in the High Tatra and Low Tatra mountains. The greater part of the Váh flows through the hills, below the city of Nové Mesto and out onto the Central Danubian Lowland. There are floods during summer. The average discharge of water is 152 eu m per sec.

The Váh is used for water supply, irrigation, and energy. Built on the Váh and its tributary the Orava is the Váh Cascade—a system of 20 hydroelectric power stations (with an average capacity of 20,000-50,000 kW), most of which have already been put into operation. These hydroelectric power stations operate on derivation canals that run along the riverbed. The Váh is navigable as far as the populated area of Sered. The river is also used for floating logs. Cities located along the Váh include Ružomberok, Žilina, and Trenčin.

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6th day: Descending the Vah river: Liptovsky Hradok--Liptovsky Mikulas Afternoon departure for home, arrival in the evening.
Young men in uniformsAcross the Vah river is Sulekovo, a large village that is administratively part of Hlohovec.
Employees of the Vlastivedne Museum in Hlohovec identified a strange object that was found between January and February in the Vah river, near Dvorniky in Hlohovec county, by fishermen.
Police subsequently found the German gun in the Little Danube River on April 16, and the barrel in the Vah River.The experts will show if these are the parts of the gun that also murdered the journalist and his fiancee.
Pavol Albrecht from the First rafting company says the wooden rafts have transported about 100,000 people from all around the world by now.The tradition of rafting that is tied to the history of the most beautiful and most dangerous section of the Vah river near Streno was renewed in 1999 after six decades.
On the same day, the police also found a gun barrel, which may be related to Kuciak's case, in the Vah River near Kolarovo.The police will continue searching on April 17, despite strong currents and a sandy riverbed.