Acheloos River

Acheloos river in Greece ( Aspropotamos river ) is a  large Greek river 220 kilometres long. Acheloos river rises (like most of the major rivers of Greece) in the Metsovo area and flows south into the Ionian Sea.

Acheloos’ waters, used to create artificial lakes, carry down large amounts of silt, forming a coastal alluvial plain and a large delta of great ecological importance.

Acheloos’ tributaries are the Agrafiotikos, the Kambylos or Megdovas, and the Krikelopotamos or Agalianos rivers.

The diversion of Acheloos’ waters for improved exploitation is considered one of the largest projects currently being undertaken in Greece, although many ecologists are strongly opposed to it.

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