Kriva River (Pčinja)

The Kriva River (Macedonian: Крива Река, Kriva Reka) is a 75 km long river in northeastern North Macedonia, and the biggest left tributary of the Pčinja River.

Kriva River
Kriva reka.svg
Kriva River watershed
Native nameКрива Река  (Macedonian)
Location
CountryRepublic of North Macedonia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationCarev vrh, Osogovo mountain
Mouth 
 • location
Pčinja
 • coordinates
42°7′14″N 21°50′34″E / 42.12056°N 21.84278°E / 42.12056; 21.84278Coordinates: 42°7′14″N 21°50′34″E / 42.12056°N 21.84278°E / 42.12056; 21.84278
Length75 km (47 mi)
Basin size1,002 km2 (387 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average14 m3/s (490 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionPčinjaVardarAegean Sea

The name Kriva Reka means "Curved River" in Macedonian.[1]


Geography and TributariesEdit

The river rises at the northeastern slopes of Osogovo Mountain below the peak Carev vrh (2,085 m),[2] at an altitude of 1,932 m. On the mouth close to village Klečevce river flows at an altitude of 294 m. From the spring to the first tributary of the Kiselička reka (about 18 km from the source), the river flows northwest, then turns sharply to the southwest.

The major tributaries of the Kriva Reka, are: Kiselicka reka, Gaberska reka, Raska reka, Rankovecka reka, Vetunicka reka, Drzava (or Rudjinska drzava), Zivusa, Duracka reka, Kratovska reka, Povisnica and Vrlej. It belongs to the Aegean sea drainage basin.
Kriva reka drains an area of around 1,002 km²

 
Kriva Reka river flowing through the town of Kriva Palanka

BibliographyEdit

  • Kvalitet na površinskite vodi vo slivot na Kriva reka, O. Dimitrovska, I.Milevski, Bilten za fizička geografija, Skopje, 2005.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Geomorphological Characteristics оf the Republic оf Macedonia, Dec 2015, by Ivica Milevski on ResearchGate".
  2. ^ "Carev vrh Map on Mapcarta".