Terek River Flowing From Georgia into Russia43.5N 44.0E
Several rivers flow down into agricultural areas in Russia (above) from the Northern Caucasus Mountains in Georgia (below). The Terek River can be seen towards the center upon opening the full image, differing slightly in color from other nearby rivers due to its dark brown sediment load.
The Terek rises in Georgia near the juncture of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and the Khokh Range, to the southwest of Mount Kazbek, then flows north through North Ossetia and into the Caspian Sea. The river is a key natural asset in the region, being used for irrigation and hydroelectric power in its upper reaches.