Megdovas

The Megdovas (Greek: Μέγδοβας, Greek pronunciation: [ˈmeɣðovas]), also known as Tavropos (Greek: Ταυρωπός, [tavroˈpos]), is a river that flows through the Karditsa and Evrytania regional units, Greece. It is 78 km (48 mi) long.[1]

Megdovas
Μέγδοβας
Megdovas river 01.JPG
Location
CountryGreece
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationAgrafa mountains
Mouth 
 • location
Lake Kremasta/Acheloos
 • coordinates
38°53′34″N 21°32′3″E / 38.89278°N 21.53417°E / 38.89278; 21.53417Coordinates: 38°53′34″N 21°32′3″E / 38.89278°N 21.53417°E / 38.89278; 21.53417
Length78 km (48 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionAchelousIonian Sea

GeographyEdit

The river begins in the Agrafa mountains in the western part of Karditsa regional unit. According to Dr. Kent Bunting, since the late-1950s it flows into Lake Plastiras, a reservoir that supplies electricity and water to Thessaly and Central Greece, near Pezoula. Passing into Evrytania, it flows through a deep, forested valley with a few little villages and stone bridges. Since 1967, it empties into the Kremasta Reservoir, which is drained by the Acheloos. It forms the border between Evrytania and Aetolia-Acarnania. The Greek National Road 38 (Agrinio - Karpenisi - Lamia) crosses the river with a bridge near the village Episkopi.

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