The Qudyal or Qudyalchay (Azerbaijani: Qudyalçay) is a river in north-eastern Azerbaijan. It flows through the districts of Quba and Khachmaz.[1]

Qudyalchay
Bridge between Quba and Krasnaya Sloboda.jpg
The arch bridge over the Qudyalchay connecting Quba (left) and Qırmızı Qəsəbə (right)
Native nameQudyalçay  (Azerbaijani)
Location
CountryAzerbaijan
Physical characteristics
SourceGreater Caucasus
 • coordinates41°15′42″N 48°19′25″E / 41.2616°N 48.3236°E / 41.2616; 48.3236
 • elevation3,000 m (9,800 ft)
MouthCaspian Sea
 • location
Niyazoba
 • coordinates
41°31′26″N 48°56′27″E / 41.5239°N 48.9408°E / 41.5239; 48.9408
 • elevation
-30 m (98 ft)
Length108 km (67 mi)
Basin size799 km2 (308 sq mi)

OverviewEdit

Qudyal starts at the northern slope of Tufan Dagh in Greater Caucasus, at 3,000 meters above sea level in Quba District. The river ends its stream by flowing into the Caspian sea through Khachmaz District.[1]

The water from Qudyal is used for irrigation purposes and some of the water also flows into the Samur–Absheron channel.

StatisticsEdit

The length of Qudyalchay is 108 km and the basin size is 799 km². Average annual water consumption is 6,85 cubic meters per second.

The river is mostly fed by snow (50%), groundwater (32%) and rain (18%). From April to July, the river floods due to melting of the snow and increase in water.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AZƏRBAYCANIN ÇAYLARI". gsaz.az.
  2. ^ "Rivers of Azerbaijan". river.aznet.org.