- This article is about the river in northern Afghanistan, for the Iranian river see Sefid River.
The Safid River
is a river in northern Afghanistan
originating in southwestern Sar-e Pol Province
. It flows north and is joined by a major tributary from the east just south of the provincial capital, Sar-e Pol
. It continues north past the town of Sar-e Pol and into Jowzjan Province
. It flows past Sheberghan
into the edge of the Karakum Desert
where it dries up. In prehistoric times it flowed into the Amu Darya
There are irrigation canals that spread the water out around Sheberghan.