The Erzeni River

The catchment area of this river is about 759 km2. The river has no storage capacity. Its annual discharge volume is about 1,439 million m3 and specific discharge is about 31 litres per second per km2.

The water quality is poor as the river flows through the big urban area of the central part of Albania. In recent years, human activity such as abusive deforestation, the ploughing up of new agricultural land and its intensive cultivation, and the extraction of gravel and sand from the riverbed have intensified.

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