Uchan-su (river)
Uchan-su is the river which flows in the South Coast of Crimea
Crimea , or the Autonomous Republic of Crimea , is a sub-national unit, an autonomous republic, of Ukraine. It is located on the northern coast of the Black Sea, occupying a peninsula of the same name...

. The name translates from the Crimean Tatar language for 'swift water' .

The river runs into the Black Sea
Black Sea
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 in the center city of Yalta
Yalta is a city in Crimea, southern Ukraine, on the north coast of the Black Sea.The city is located on the site of an ancient Greek colony, said to have been founded by Greek sailors who were looking for a safe shore on which to land. It is situated on a deep bay facing south towards the Black...

. Begins at the foot of Ai-Petri
Ai-Petri ; is a peak in the Crimean Mountains. For administrative purposes it is in the Yalta municipality of Crimea....

, flows upstream the gorge and then at a distance of 2 km from the source forms the Uchan-su waterfall
Uchan-su (waterfall)
Uchan-su , is a waterfall on the river Uchan-su on the southern slopes of the Crimean Mountains. The name translates from the Crimean Tatar language for swift water....

, located at an altitude of 390 meters and consists of several levels (the height of the waterfall is 98 meters).

The river water is used extensively for water supply and irrigation.

See also

  • Waterfalls of Ukraine
    Waterfalls of Ukraine
    Ukraine is the second-largest country in Europe. Its various regions have diverse geographic features ranging from the highlands to the lowlands. A vast number of rivers run through the mountain ranges in Ukraine, with the Dnipro river traversing north to south and emptying into the Black Sea...

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