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The Dzoraget (Armenian: Ձորագետ) is a river in the Debeda hydrological region in the Lori region in Northern Armenia. It originates in the Bazum Mountains and flows west to east through spectacular gorges around Stepanavan. It finally feeds into the Debed river near Dzoragyugh, which ultimately drains to the Kura river.
The Dzoraget River as seen from the bridge in Stepanavan
|• location||Bazum Mountains, Lori, Armenia|
|• elevation||2,200 m (7,200 ft)|
|Debed River Near Dzoragyukh|
|920 m (3,020 ft)|
|Basin size||Debeda hydrological region|
The gorge in certain places (e.g. at Kurtan) is over 200 metres (660 ft) in depth.
The Armenian Travel Bureau considers the Dzoraget River the only Armenian river suitable for rafting. The commonest rafting route begins at the Dzoraget bridge, near the town of Stepanavan. Rafting on the river is concentrated in the Dzoraget Canyon, which is in some places as deep as 300 meters.
Towns and villagesEdit
- "Dzoraget River". Armenian Travel Bureau. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
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