Amu Darya


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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.
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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
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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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During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the implementation of shore protection along the Amu Darya River.
Regulation of the flow of Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers is carried out by Toktogul (Kyrgyzstan) and Nurek (Tajikistan) reservoirs in long-term water- power mode.
On April 23, 1998, Exxon signed with President Niyazov in Washington a deal to do a technical study covering 46,000 sq km on the right bank of the Amu Darya River.
The Rogun HPP will dam the Vakhsh river, which is a major tributary to the Amu Darya river, one of the region's two major water courses.
"The lesser (and in many cases) less well-known watersheds across this belt-including the Jordan in Israel/Palestine, the Kura-Ural and Kizilimak (adjacent to the Tigris & Euphrates and largely in Turkey), Syr Darya and Amu Darya (at one time more substantial rivers feeding the Aral Sea), and Lake Balkhash and Tarim in Central Asia-are mostly under high stress," the report argues.
Uzbekistan used to import gas from Turkmenistan's Amu Darya basin.
Uzbekistan also imports gas from Turkmenistan's Amu Darya basin.
The president put forward a proposal to name the highway running from Amul (Amu Darya River) to Khazar (Caspian Sea) as the Great Silk Road.
According to the ODNI report, problems with water resources could lead to "increased regional tensions over water" in the Amu Darya River basin in Central Asia in the next 30 years.