Rivers of Carpathians
- Lengh 231 km (144 mi)
- Basin 3,055 km2 (1,180 sq mi)
- Region Lviv Oblast
- Maps Stryi 1 Stryi 2
- Photos 1 2 3 4 5
- Source 48°55′56.57″N 23°08′14.59″E
- Mouth 49°23′50.09″N 24°12′26.91″E
Stryi - the largest tributary of the Dniester. It has its origins in the wooded slopes of the Skole Beskids. In its upper reaches it spans 30-50 meters, in the middle section 50-80 meters and in its lower it spans up to 150 meters. Closer to its origin it can flow at up to 4 meters per second; in its lower reaches – 1.5-2 meters per second. The river has small rapids, shoals and riffles.
When the water is high the trip can be started from either the village of Verkhnye Vysotske or Klymets. The upper tract of the Stryi river is very winding, has steep high banks and a swift current. Below Turka the river winds between steep wooded banks, which do not always offer a convenient spot to come ashore. During low-water this area the Stryi becomes very shallow allowing boats to be launched. The opposite occurs during flooding; rolls close but in some places drop-offs and tight squeezes appear. The village of Novyi Kropyvnyk is located 40 kilometres from Turka; the width of the channel in this vicinity is 40-60 meters.
The Opir dumps into the Stryi near the town of Verkhnye Synovydne. After Verkhnye Synovydne the river bed of the Stryi widens and the channel expands to 100-150 meters. There are many islands and floating trees.
After the city of Stryi the river becomes flat and it moves slower; the river becomes safer. The most favourable time to explore the upper reaches of the Stryi River is April to May; April through October is the best time to explore its lower and middle reaches.
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