THE DNIESTER RIVER
The Dnister in Sokyryany District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The Dniester in Sokyriany District

The Dniester basin stretches through the South-Eastern part of Ukraine and the Eastern part of Moldova covering a considerable part of the territories of seven Ukraine’s Oblasts (Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Khmelnytskiy, Vinnytsya and Odessa) and the greatest part (59%) of the Republic of Moldova. The territory of the Dniester basin includes 69 cities and towns and 127 settlements of which 62 cities and towns and 95 settlements are in Ukraine's territory.

 

The head and the outflow of the Dniester are in Ukraine. 225km of the river serve as the border between Ukraine and Moldova and its 475km-long piece is in the Moldova's territory.

 

In Chernivtsi Oblast, the Dniester touches Zastavna, Khotyn, Kelmentsi and Sokyriany Districts.

 

The Dniester's head is near Ukraine’s border with Poland on a Carpathian slope (Rozluch mountain in Lviv Oblast). The true altitude of the head is 760m. The first several kilometers of the river are a little stream wimpling through the forest. Near the Strilky waterfalls (the first one on the river) it becomes a considerable flow, 10-15m wide and 0.5m deep. Below Stariy Sambir town, the Dniester leaves the mountain area and gains the features of a semi-mountain river. The bed width increases up to 30m and the depth becomes 0.8-1m.

 

The total length of the Dniester is 1352km, 912km (67%) of which are within Ukrainian borders. The river flows into the 40km-long and 12km-wide Dniester estuary. The catchment basin area makes 72900km2, 53490km2 or 73% of which are located in Ukraine. This is the second river in terms of water content with the catchment area totalling 9% from the whole territory of Ukraine. The average slope is 56cm/km.

The Dniester canyon on the border of Khreshchatyk village (Chernivtsi Oblast) and Zalishchyky (Ternopil Oblast)

The Dnister canyon on the border of Khreshchatyk village (Chernivtsi Oblast) and Zalishchyky (Ternopil Oblast)

A train passing through the Zalishchyky railway bridge

A train passing through the Zalishchyky railway bridge over Dnister, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Ice-covered Dniester in the winter

Ice-covered Dnister in the winter, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Another view of Zalishchyky from Khreshchatyk

View of Zalishchyky from Khreshchatyk, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Dniester's right bank

Dnister's right bank, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Twilight on the Dniester

Twilight on the Dnister, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The Dniester as seen from Khotyn fortress

Dnister from Khotyn fortress, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

...and the fortress as seen from the Dniester

Khotyn fortress from the Dnister, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Mayak yacht club in the bay near Dnistrivka village

Mayak yacht club near Dnistrivka village, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Kayaking on the Dniester

Kayaking on the Dnister, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Near Korman village

Dnister reservoir near Korman village, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A tourist base in Lomachyntsi

Dnister, a tourist base in Lomachyntsi, Sokyryany District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Water entertainment on the Dnistrovske reservoir

Water entertainment on the Dnistrovske reservoir, Dnister, Sokyryany District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Galytsya Cave Monastery on the Dniester's right bank as seen from the river

Galytsya Cave Monastery on the Dnister's right bank as seen from the river, Sokyryany District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A general view for proper feelings :)

Galytsya Cave Monastery on the Dnister's right bank as seen from the beach, Sokyryany District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The beach below the monastery

Dnister beach below Galytsya Cave Monastery on the Dnister's right bank, Sokyryany District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
Dnister beach below Galytsya Cave Monastery on the Dnister's right bank, Sokyryany District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

After several kilometers, in Novodnistrovsk, the river dives into the Dnistrovska Hydro Power Plant

After several kilometers, in Novodnistrovsk, the river dives into the Dnistrovska Hydro Power Plant, Novodnistrovsk, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

And flows out of it roaring loudly

Dnistrovska Hydro Power Plant, Novodnistrovsk, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
Dnistrovska Hydro Power Plant, Novodnistrovsk, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
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