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A·mu Dar·ya

 (ä′mo͞o där′yə, ə-mo͞o′ dŭr-yä′) Formerly Ox·us (ŏk′səs)
A river of Central Asia flowing about 2,575 km (1,600 mi) generally northwest from the Pamir Mountains to the southern Aral Sea. In ancient times it figured significantly in the history of Persia and in the campaigns of Alexander the Great.

Amu Darya

(Russian aˈmu darˈja)
n
(Placename) a river in central Asia, rising in the Pamirs and flowing northwest through the Hindu Kush and across Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to its delta in the Aral Sea: forms much of the N border of Afghanistan and is important for irrigation. Length: 2400 km (1500 miles). Ancient name: Oxus

A•mu Dar•ya

(ˈɑ mu ˈdɑr yə)
n.
a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Pamirs to the Aral Sea. ab. 1400 mi. (2250 km) long. Also called Oxus.
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The President of Uzbekistan stressed that it is important for Syrdarya and Amudarya downstream countries to know how much water will come to them upon construction of the dams, which will be 275 meters high in Kyrgyzstan and 350 meters long in Tajikistan.
In addition, the Malay field at the left bank of Amudarya River has been connected to the system through Malay-Bagtiyarlyk pipeline.
The main sources of the Aral Sea are two major rivers of Central Asia - Amudarya and Syrdarya that begin in the mountains of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Murad Askarov called the attempts to build gigantic hydropower facilities in the upper streams of the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers "counter-productive and dangerous".
The agenda of the meeting includes several issues, including environmental situation in deltas of the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers and vegetation outcomes of 2009.
Miroslav Niyazov, specially for CA-NewsAfter the accident at the Sayano-Shushinskaya hydroelectric station last August, the Uzbek authorities began insisting on independent and international examination of hydrotechnical facilities in the upper course of the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers.
Uzbekistan speaks against construction of big hydroelectric stations in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on the rivers flowing into the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers.
I believe that disagreements between the countries lying in the upper courses of the two greatest rivers of our region, namely Amudarya and Syrdarya, and the countries lying in the lower courses, namely Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are quite logical.
The President of Kyrgyzstan urged the Central Asian countries to adopt urgent measures to preserve the zones of formation of the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers, to restore and expand forests due to their impact on watercourses.
In a preamble to its statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminded about the decisions made during the Soviet Union that resulted "in a gross intervention into the natural processes, unthoughtful use of water resources and cardinal change of the centuries-old flow of the Amudarya and the Syrdarya rivers.
The Senate of the Parliament of Uzbekistan conducted a roundtable discussion on use of the water resources of the Amudarya and the Syrdarya rivers.
During a press conference in Tashkent on February 25 in connection with the Turkmen President's visit to Uzbekistan when talking about reasonable use of water resources of trans-boundary rivers and implementation of hydroenergy projects at the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers, Islam Karimov declared: "Uzbekistan has a clear and precise position.