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The Acheloos (Greek: Αχελώος), also Achelous, is a river in western Greece. It formed the boundary between Acarnania and Aetolia of antiquity. It empties into the Ionian Sea. In ancient times its spirit was venerated as the river god Achelous. For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A river is a large natural waterway. ... Acarnania was a region of ancient central western Greece that lay along the Ionian Sea, west of Aetolia, with the Achelous River for a boundary, and north of the gulf of Calydon, which is the entrance to the Gulf of Corinth. ... Aetolia was a region of ancient Greece. ... The Ionian Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Adriatic Sea. ... For the river, see Achelous River In Greek mythology, Achelous (Greek: Αχελώος), was the patron deity of the river by the same name, which is the largest river of Greece, and thus the chief of all river deities, every river having its own river spirit. ...


The river today begins in the prefecture of Trikala in the Pindus range near the Lakmon mountains at the elevation of about 2,295 m and has its first tributary, the Aspropotamos, meaning the white river. It is also one of the longest rivers in Greece. The river flows with the boundary of the Arta prefecture which is also the boundary with Epirus. It later flows with the boundary of Karditsa in the east and later flows with the prefecture of Aitolia-Acarnania to the west and a few kilometres later with Eurytania in the east. The river runs into the reservoir in which used mark the river and ended the flow with the boundary. It still form the tributary with the Agraphioti river which has a lot of tributaries and starts in the Agrafa (ancient: Agrapha) ranges Afterwards and the Megdova river further east covering half of the Eurytanian basin in the west and the northern part, the Megdova begins in Karditsa and flows into a dam near the border with Eurytania. It flows southward to the present-day dam, the river is west of the Panaitoliko ranges and entirely into Aitolia-Acarnaina and runs about 10 to 15 km downstream another dam. It later runs west of Agrinio and into the swamplands which is surrounded with forests and a 2-km long bridge of GR-5/E55 (Ioannina - Antirio) and flows witha tributary to two large lagoons in the east, it later flows into the Aitoliko Lagoon and in the middle of Aitoliko. The river empties into the Ionian Sea and partly in the Gulf of Patras via the Messolongi Lagoon west of Messolongi. The river has some canyons. Trikala (Greek: Τρίκαλα) is a city and a prefecture in northwestern Thessaly, Greece. ... The Pindus (Greek: Πίνδος, Albanian: Pino) mountains are a range located in northern Greece, roughly 160 km (100 miles) long, with a maximum elevation of 2636 m (8650 ft), along the border of Thessaly and Epirus. ... White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A river is a large natural waterway. ... Ambracia (more correctly Ampracia) was an ancient Corinthian colony, situated about 7 miles from the Ambracian Gulf in Greece, on a bend of the navigable river Aracthus (or Aratthus), in the midst of a fertile wooded plain. ... Epirus - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Karditsa is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Evritania, Evrytania (Greek: Ευρυτανία), rarely/Latin: Eurytania is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Karditsa is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Greece Interstate 5 is a highway in Western Greece. ... The European route E55 passes through the following cities: Helsingborg - Elsinore - Rostock - Berlin - Dresden - Teplice - Prague - Vienna - Ancona - Ioannina - Arta (bypasses) - Amphilochia - Agrinion - Messolonghi - Rhion * Antirrhion - Patras - Kourtesi - Marathia - Pyrgos - Epitalion - Zacharo - Kalo Nero - near Dorio - near Oichalia - Allagi - Thouria - Kalamáta From Helsingborg, the route continues northward through Sweden and... The Ionian Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Adriatic Sea. ... The Gulf of Patras (Greek: Πατραϊκός Κόλπος Patraikos Kolpos) is a gulf that stretches from the eastern part of the Ionian Sea between Oxeia island and Cape Araxos in the south in the west up to the Strait of Rion at the capes Rio and Antirrio to the east next...


The previous name was Thoas. It is rarely known as Thestios and Axenos.

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Acheloos River in mythology

Main article Achelous.

For the river, see Achelous River In Greek mythology, Achelous (Greek: Αχελώος), was the patron deity of the river by the same name, which is the largest river of Greece, and thus the chief of all river deities, every river having its own river spirit. ...

History

In the 1960s, the dam project in the Aitoloacarnania-Evrytania boundary was under construction. The area are not forested. The dam was under construction and the type is a concrete dam. It took years to complete and the flooding of the portion of the western part of the prefecture of Eurytania began. The dam includes a power station with transformer lines in the east. The dam powers electritity for the western part of Greece and the central part. It caused some soil erosion in some flooded valleys. Another dam which is named the Katsiki Dam is downstream. The arch bridges includes the Karafilio, the Ardanovo This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1960s. ...


Places

In order from upstream to downstream:

Agrinio is the largest town of the Aitolia-Acarnania prefecture of Greece, with about 80. ... Aitoliko or Etoliko (Greek, Modern: Αιτωλικό, Ancient/Katharevousa: -n fr. ... Messolonghi is a town of about 12,000 people (as of 1991 census) in central Greece. ...

External links

  • http://www.water-technology.net/projects/acheloos
  • http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/CGPrograms/Dict/ASP/OpenDictionary.asp?name=Acheloos.html - Beazley/Oxford University
  • http://www.bartleby.com/65/ak/Akheloos.html - Columbia Encyclopedia
  • http://www.geocities.com/sjogurka/akheloos.html
  • http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761580324/Akheloos.html - MSN Encarta
  • http://reference.allrefer.com/encyclopedia/A/Akheloos.html
  • Ecoguides on Achelous
  • TV2 Travel Channel on Achelous
  • Aspropotamos River
  • http://www.vourgarelinet.gr/axioth/aheloos/aheloos.htm (in Greek)
  • http://www.evrytan.gr/up0/Ta_Potamia_mas1.htm (in Greek)
  • http://www.tee.gr/online/epikaira/2000/2123/pg026.shtml (in Greek)
  • http://www.aspropotamos.com/aspros-history.htm (in Greek)
  • http://www.trikalasport.gr/exormisis/prin2003/axeloos.html (in Greek) - Trikalasport.gr

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Acheloos River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
The river today begins in the prefecture of Trikala in the Pindus range in the Lakmos mountain at the elevation of about 2,000 m and has its first tributary, the Aspropotamos, meaning the white river.
The river flows with the boundary of the Arta prefecture which is also the boundary with Epirus.
The river empties into the Ionian Sea and partly in the Gulf of Patras via the Messolongi Lagoon west of Messolongi.
Water Technology - Acheloos River Diversion Scheme - Greece (1538 words)
The greater Acheloos diversion scheme is a large and controversial project intended to provide irrigation water for between 240,000ha and 380,000ha of farm land in the plain of Thessaly, Greece's principal agricultural region.
Acheloos River flows from the Pindos Mountains in the centre of Greece, westwards to the Ionian Sea and is separated from the Thessaly plain by the southern end of the mountain range.
The Acheloos River rises in the Pindos Mountains in the centre of Greece and flows westwards to the Ionian Sea.
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