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The THAYA (Czech : Dyje ) is a river in Central Europe
Central Europe
, the longest tributary to the Morava River
River
. It is about 235 km (311 km with its longest source) long and meanders from west to east in the border area between Lower Austria
Austria
( Austria
Austria
) and South Moravia
Moravia
( Czech Republic
Czech Republic
), though the frontier does not exactly follow the river's course in most parts. Its source is in two smaller rivers, namely the German Thaya (Deutsche Thaya) and the Moravian Thaya (Czech : Moravská Dyje, German : Mährische Thaya), flowing together at Raabs .

Its name means "the inert". There is also a small village which bears the name Dyje , located near Znojmo
Znojmo
.

GEOGRAPHY

In its upper reaches, the Thaya
Thaya
flows through deep gorges ( Podyjí ), along which it passes many castles and chateaus . In Moravia, it has been dammed in several locations.

Thaya
Thaya
gathers waters from the western half of Moravia
Moravia
and the adjacent part of Lower Austria
Austria
. Its biggest tributaries are Svratka and Jihlava , flowing together into the middle one of the Nové Mlýny reservoirs . Thaya
Thaya
River
River
near Znojmo.

Important cities and towns along the Thaya:

* Raabs an der Thaya
Raabs an der Thaya
* Drosendorf-Zissersdorf * Vranov nad Dyji * Hardegg * Znojmo
Znojmo
* Laa an der Thaya
Laa an der Thaya
* Lednice
Lednice
* Břeclav
Břeclav

DAMS

All the dams are situated in Czech Republic. They are used for irrigation , hydroelectricity and flood protection .

DAM NAME DIMENSION LEVEL ALTITUDE QAV Q100 QMAX. POWER STATION TYPE QPP

Vranov 348,45 9.74m3s−1 260m3s−1 364m3s−1 18.9 MW Conventional 45m3s−1

Znojmo 225,6 10.25m3s−1 280m3s−1 379m3s−1 1.4 WM run-of-the-river 12m3s−1

Nove Mlyny I (upper reservoir) 171,4 13.3m3s−1 290m3s−1 see lower reservoir N/A N/A N/A

Nove Mlyny II (middle reservoir) 170,35 40.9m3s−1 see lower reservoir see lower reservoir N/A N/A N/A

Nove Mlyny III (lower reservoir) 170,35 40.9m3s−1 820m3s−1 657m3s−1 2.4 MW run-of-the-river 48m3s−1

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Coordinates : 48°37′N 16°56′E / 48.617°N 16.933°E / 48.617; 16.933

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 238996543 * GND : 4059699-0

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