Dambovita River, from training to shedding
Dambovita River, from training to shedding. Dambovita River is the most important river that crosses the Romanian capital, Bucharest. During communism it was dammed. Several bridges cross this river in Bucharest area to facilitate local transport. It is also the most important tributary of the Arges River. It springs from the Fagaras Mountains, the more accurate being between Moldoveanu Peak and Piatra Craiului mountains, mountainside Curmatura Oticului. The upper of the source to the confluence with Boarcăşu is known as Izvoru otic or Oticu River.
The river runs through several units of relief: Fagaras Mountains, Iezer-Papusa, Leaota Mountains, Subcarpaţii Getici and Subcarpaţii Bend, Piedmont Plateau, High Plane of Targoviste, Titu Plain, Plain Bucharest (Romanian Lowland, which is also known as Southern Plain or Baraganu Plain) and The Burnazu Plain.
At one time it divides and there appears a new river called Ciorogarla, river that has the task to take additional amounts of water to protect the capital from possible floods.
In this way Dambovita river feeds two major lakes, namely: Pecineagu Lake in Arges county, and Morii Lake, in Bucharest area.
This important river of Bucharest, on its way from training to shedding, crosses as well several counties, namely: Arges, Dambovita, Ilfov, Bucharest, Ilfov county again and Calarasi. In the Budesti city, a city that is found located in Calarasi Dambovita river flows into the Arges River.
“The river crosses Bucharest for a distance of approximately 22 km, traversing the city from northwest to southeast. Although the main source of water supplies Bucharest River it raised various issues over time, due to hydrological phenomenons resulting from crossing city floods swamp. As a result of these phenomenons, the river has gained a number of facilities currently being channeled its full course.
When passing through Bucharest, the river wass crossed to form Morii Lake. Downstream from the lake, the river was channeled throughout the portion of the riverbed that crosses the capital. Downstream of Bucharest, Dambovita River is tributary to Colentina River.
Upstream of Bucharest, Dambovita and then is channeled away from the river south to an arm that will form Ciorogârla River. Once its divided in two, Dambovita its course to Bucharest in its natural riverbed. Thus, if the Dambovita river has a very high rate, the surplus will be picked Ciorogârla River and Bucharest will not be flooded. Also, changing the natural route of the river, there will be negative effects such as decreased river flow downstream.
The river passes through the capital following areas: Semanatoarea, Grozavesti (which will change its route to SE), Cotroceni, Eroilor (change direction to E), Natiunile Unite Square and Izvor Park, Unirii Square (then heads southwards), Timpuri Noi, Văcăreşti Vitan Barzesti (to its original course towards the SE) and then out of town in the locality of Glina it passes by and the capital’s ring road.”
Information source ro.wikipedia.org – Romanian information translated into English