Prut Basin

Prut Basin

The Prut River starts from the south-western slope of Mount Goverla at 15 km to south-southeast of the village of Vorokhta, of the Chernogory massif of Forested Carpathian Mountains, and falls into the Danube River to the south of the village of Giurgiuleşti, at a distance of about 164 km from the Danube mouth. The river is 967 km long; and its catchment area is 27,540 km2; the overall drop of the river is 1577 m; the total slope makes 163%; and the average meandering ratio is 2.1.
The basin of the Prut River, being a transboundary basin, is located in the territory of three countries: 28% in Moldova; 33% in Ukraine; and 39% in Romania. Within Moldova the length of the river is 695 km, i.e., 71.9% of its total length. The Prut basin comprises 41 small river basins; these rivers are longer than 15 km; of them 13 are first-order tributaries. The maximum altitude of the basin is 429.5 m; the minimum one is 2.6 m.

River Basin Management Plan

Moldova, Ukraine

Draft Management Plan Brochure
Communication Strategies and Plans
Communication Strategy
Brochure Key Water Issues


Inception Report
Pressures and Impacts report
Water bodies at risk report
Environmental objectives, Programme of Measures and Economic Analysis of Measures for Ukriane


Inception Report
Pressures and Impacts and Water Bodies at Risk Report
Economic Analysis of Measures
Environmental objectives
Programme of Measures