Bug

The Bug river basin

The (western) Bug River is a second-order tributary of the Vistula River (Baltic Sea basin). The Bug forms a part of the country border between Belarus and Poland andThe (western) Bug River is a second-order tributary of the Vistula River (Baltic Sea basin). The Bug forms a part of the country border between Belarus and Poland and between Ukraine and Poland.
The Bug springs from the western slope of the Podolian Upland in Ukraine. It flows into Zagzhinskoe water reservoir on the River Narew near Warsaw (Poland). The Bug has a length of 772 km, 587 of which flow across the territory of Poland. Apart from its upper reaches in the territory of Ukraine, where Dobrotvorovskaya and Sokalskayahydropower plant dams are located, the main riverbed of the Western Bug remains unregulated. However, its tributaries are strongly regulated. Reservoirs are primarily used for irrigation. In Belarus, the Dnieper-Bug Canal connects the Bug with the Pripyat River. About 526 000 people live in the river basin. The total catchment area of the Bug river is 39 400 kmB: Belarus – 10 400 kmB (26.40%), Poland – 19 300 kmB (48.98%), Ukraine – 9 700 kmB (24.62%).
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