The New Student's Reference Work/Dniester


Dniester (nēs′ ter), a river of Galicia, in eastern Europe, rises in the Carpathian Mountains and flows southeastward into Russia, entering the Black Sea about 30 miles south of Odessa.  It is about 760 miles long, the chief towns on its banks being Mohileff, Bender and Akerman.  Navigation is interrupted by falls between Yampol and Bender, though an artificial channel permits the passage of small boats.  In February and June there are severe floods, often raising the level of the river 20 feet and causing great damage along its banks by the swiftness of its current.