THE SIRET RIVER
The Siret approaching Storozhynets, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The Siret approaching Storozhynets

The Siret river is a left tributary of the Danube starting from the confluence of Bursuky and Lustun mountain sources next to Dolyshni Shepit village in Chernivtsi Oblast. In its upper section (to Beregomet settlement) it’s a typical mountain river but down the stream it gains submountain and lowland features with a wide valley, which is swampy in some places. The Siret flows into the Danube 187km upper the place it flows into the Black Sea, next to the Rumanian city of Galaţi. The river length is 513 km, the water catchment area is 47600 sq.km. The general fall is 435m, the mean slope makes 4.40/00. The meandering coefficient is 1.92.

 

In Bukovyna, the Siret flows through Vyzhnytsia and Hlyboka Districts.

 

A considerable part of the Siret basin (41% of its total area) is covered with forests. Up to 600m the foothills and mountain slopes are covered with oak forests, starting from 1000m beech forests prevail.

 

Some mountain tops adjacent to the river are open and named "polonyna” (a subalpine meadow). At its lowland part the forest has been saved only at some places, the rest of the territory has been ploughed up or is covered with meadows.

The Siret near its very beginning, next to Dolyshny Shepit village, Vyzhnytsia District

The Siret near its very beginning, next to Dolyshny Shepit village, Vyzhnytsya District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Near Lekechi hamlet

Near Lekechi hamlet, Vyzhnytsya District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Siret near Berehomet, Vyzhnytsia District, its stony banks are fixed with metal nets

Siret near Berehomet, Vyzhnytsya District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine. Its stony banks are fixed with metal nets

Another section near Berehomet. The Stizhok mountain on the horizon

Siret near Berehomet. Stizhok mountain on the horizon. Vyzhnytsya District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

In the winter near Zarichya village

Siret in the winter near Zarichya village, Vyzhnytsya District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A sunset near Berehomet, Vyzhnytsia District

A sunset near Berehomet, Vyzhnytsya District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A suspended bridge across the Myhivka (Migovka) river, a right tributary of the Siret

A suspended bridge across the Myhivka (Migovka) river, a right tributary of the Siret, Vyzhnytsya District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The Siret near Komarivtsi, Storozhynets District

The Siret near Komarivtsi, Storozhynets District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Near Storozhynets

Siret near Storozhynets, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Near Karapchiv, Vyzhnytsia District the bridge over the Siret (built 1904)

Bridge over the Siret (built 1904) near Karapchiv, Hlyboka District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A sunset near Karapchiv, Hlyboka District

Sunset near Karapchiv, Hlyboka District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A flood of the Siret near Kamenka, Hlyboka District

Siret flood near Kamenka, Hlyboka District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The Siret near Novy Vovchynets, Hlyboka District, after the 2010 flood

Siret near Novy Vovchynets, Hlyboka District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
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