Kizilirmak (Red River)

The Kizilirmak (Red River) is Turkey's longest river. Starting on Mount Kizil in Sivas province, it flows over 1.355 kilometers across the Central Anatolia into the Black Sea near the town of Samsun. It is not used for navigation, but it is an important source of hydroelectrical power. It's name - Red River - derives form the high level of clay it carries, giving it a redish colour. Kayseri Metropolitan Municipility is actually working on a new project to divert water to let it run through Kayseri City. The Project is planned to be finished in 2009.

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