Donets River

River, southwestern Russia and eastern Ukraine.

Rising in the Central Russian Upland, it winds south and east through Russia and Ukraine for some 650 mi (1,050 km) to join the Don River below Konstantinovsk. It flows along the northern Donets Basin industrial region, which uses it for heavy shipping and also causes severe pollution problems. A water shortage in the river and industrial area led to the construction in the 1970s of a canal connecting the Dnieper to the Donets. Six weirs make navigation possible upstream to the city of Donetsk.

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Russian  Seversky Donets , Ukrainian  Siverskyy Donets 

      a tributary of the Don River, southwestern Russia and eastern Ukraine. The Donets is 650 miles (1,050 km) long and drains a basin of 39,000 square miles (100,000 square km). Rising in the Central Russian Upland, it flows south past Belgorod, Russia; enters Ukraine and passes to the east of Kharkiv; swings southeastward and eventually reenters Russia; and then turns south to join the Don below Konstantinovsk. The river is frozen from early December to late March. It follows a course along the north of the Donets Basin industrial region, which uses much of its water and causes severe pollution problems. A water shortage in the river and industrial area led to the construction in the 1970s of a canal carrying additional supplies from the Dnieper to the Donets. Six weirs make navigation possible upstream to Donetsk in Rostov oblast (province).

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