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Bukovyna is not only green from grass and trees, it is also blue due to its rivers and lakes. The largest river flowing on the border of Chernivtsi Oblast is the Dniester whose canyon is one of the most beautiful not only in Ukraine but definitely in the whole Europe. It is slow and very good to swim and fish or have a rest on a sandy beach. The Cheremosh is totally different, flowing in the Carpathians, it is shallow and fast attracting fans of rafting. The Hirske Oko ("Mountain Eye") lake is not big but transparent and strikes with its beauty.
Bukovyna's water resources are suitable for any type of rest and you'll surely find something you like to experience.
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 Prut basin starts on the South-Eastern slope of the Hoverla mountain (Ivano-Frankivsk oblast) 15km North-West of Vorokhta settlement in Chornohory mountain massif of the Wooded Carpathians. The river valley is wide and covered with stones and sand. Valley slopes are tilting. The Prut flows into the Danube from its left side 164km from the place the Danube flows into the Black Sea, 0.5km South-East of Giurgiuleşti village. The river flows through Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi Oblasts of Ukraine. The Prut is 967km long, the catchment area totals 27540m2. The general fall is 1577m, the mean slope makes 1630/00. The meandering coefficient is 2.10.
The Cheremosh (Ukr. and Rus. "Черемош”, Rom. "Ceremuş”) is a river in Western Ukraine, the Eastern Carpathians (Wooded Carpathians), a right feeder of the Prut river (the Danube basin). The river is 80km long, the basin area makes 2560km2. The Cheremoch is a typical mountain river with fast current between 8 and 20km/h, the slope is 3.3m/km, the total level difference is 280 m. The flow rate makes 26.6m3/sec.
The river bed is moderately winding, the average bed width is 15 to 25 m, the extreme width is 44m. The Cheremosh has a number of rapids (water drop up to 1.6m) and chutes. It flows through a deep, narrow valley (the width ranging from 80-120 to 350m) with steep rocky slopes, has bed turns and narrowings, shallow riffles with the rocky bottom.
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 placw it flows into the Black Sea, next to the Rumanian city of Galaţi. The river length is 513 km, the water catchment area is 47600km2. The general fall is 435m, the mean slope makes 4.40m / km. The meandering coefficient is 1.92.
The Hirske Oko ("Mountain Eye”), or Bukovynske / Hutsulske Oko ("Bukovynian / Hutsul Eye") lake is a blue pearl of the Carpathians located about 1.5 km East of Nyzhny Yalivets village, Putyla District, 1000m above the sea level.
The lake is surrounded by evergreen fir trees. The Hirske Oko is more than 6m deep and its area is over one hectare. The water temperature never rises above 10-12°C even in the summer. This clean environment is a wonderful place for recreation tourism.
The Korolivsky ("King” or "Royal”) waterfalls are located next to Banyliv-Pidhirny and Hilche villages (Storozhynets District) on the slopes of the Volchovna mountain on the Dumytrytsya river, a tributary of the Maly Siret.
The Suchavsky ("Suceava") Huk are cascade waterfalls in the Ukrainian Carpathians, a geological sanctuary of local significance. The site is located in the Yalovychora Mountains massif within Putyla District of Chernivtsi Oblast, in Shepit village.