Belarus » Dnepr-Bug-Canal / Muchavez / Canalised River Pina | Belrarus
The main waterway Dnepr-Bug for big vessels starts in Brest at River Bug and goes down to River Dnepr in Ukraine.
Dnepr-Bug-Canal / Muchavez / Canalised River Pina | Belrarus: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||205 km|
|Degree of difficulty:||Demanding|
|Character of waterway:||no rating|
|Profile of waterway:||Main waterway|
|Facilities groundside:||Hardly existent|
Waterway has access to:Bug River | Poland
Dnepr | Dnjepr | Belarus
River Prypjat / Prypjaz | Belarus
Dnepr-Bug-Kanal / Muchavez / canalised River Pina
The Dnepr-Bug waterway is the main waterway from Brest at the Bug down to Dnepr in the Ukraine.
A first stretch of the Bug-Dnepr waterway is the Muchawez, a tributary, flowing into the Bug at Brest. It is navigable for 63 km and is then followed by the Bug-Dnepr Canal which is going into the canalised Pina after 58 km. The canalised Pina flows after 74 km into the Prypjat. Prypjat makes then the connection to the Dnepr in the Ukraine.
Canalised Pina flows at the town of Pinsk (131’000 habitants) into Prypjat, coming from the south. 74 km downstream, the Dnepr-Bug Canal follows seamlessly. The canal passes for 54 km through a faintly populated agricultural area and has at the town of Kobryn, one of the oldest towns of Belarus with 50’000 habitants, access to River Muchawez. This one flows further to the west, towards the town of Brest and its opening into the Bug, which would makes the navigable connection to the Polish and Western European waterways.
The two barrages at the port of Brest, short 2 km before the opening into the Bug, anticipate this. An incredible “coup de main” within the “friend, neighbourly” relationship between two former communist states.