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.
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
Near Lekechi hamlet
Siret near Berehomet, Vyzhnytsia District, its stony banks are fixed with metal nets
Another section near Berehomet. The Stizhok mountain on the horizon
In the winter near Zarichya village
A sunset near Berehomet, Vyzhnytsia District
A suspended bridge across the Myhivka (Migovka) river, a right tributary of the Siret
The Siret near Komarivtsi, Storozhynets District
Near Karapchiv, Vyzhnytsia District the bridge over the Siret (built 1904)
A sunset near Karapchiv, Hlyboka District
A flood of the Siret near Kamenka, Hlyboka District
The Siret near Novy Vovchynets, Hlyboka District, after the 2010 flood