The Eg-Uur Watershed…
The Eg-Uur watershed area (EUWA) is a located in a remote region of Northern Mongolia and is home to one of the world’s most robust taimen populations.
The high priority biodiversity conservation zone that is the focus of this project consists of approximately 15,000 Ha within the EUWA. The Eg River, 474km in length with 40,454 km2 of catchment area, originates from Lake Hovsgol and flows south where it meets with the Uur River . The Uur River , 331 km in length with 12,300km2 of catchment area, originates from the Kheven-Saluu Mountains in NE Hovsgol Province and flows south until it meets the Eg River.
The combined Eg-Uur, recognized from this point on as the Eg River, flows for another 200 km’s until it reaches the Selenge River , a tributary of Lake Baikal . The triangular shaped watershed area, consisting of the Eg and Uur rivers until the point of confluence with the Selenge River is recognized as the Eg Uur Watershed Area (EUWA), a total area of approximately 3.48 million ha, which constitutes about 16.3 per cent of the total catchments of the Arctic Basin in Mongolia . The EUWA covers territories of 7 districts in the Hovsgol province and 2 districts in Bulgan province.