Vishera River (Perm Krai)

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Vishera River
Vishera.jpg
View of the Tulymsky Kamen mountain range from the banks of the Vishera
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Scheme of the Kama River Basin.
Location
Country Russia
Physical characteristics
Source  
 - location North Ural
Mouth  
 - location
Kama River
Length 415 km (258 mi)
Basin size 31,200 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
Discharge  
 - average 457 m3/s (16,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River system Kama River

The Vishera River (Вишера) is a river in Perm Krai, Russia, a left bank tributary of the Kama River. It is 415 kilometres (258 mi) long, and its drainage basin covers 31,200 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi).[1] The Vishera River freezes in late October or early November and stays under the ice until the end of April. There are diamond deposits in the basin of the Vishera River.

The Vishera used to be part of the Cherdyn Road and is still considered one of the most picturesque rivers of the Urals. It starts on the extreme northeast of Perm Krai, near the border with the Komi Republic and Sverdlovsk Oblast. It flows on the west foothills of Ural Mountains and is a mountain river for most of its length. There are many rapids and shoals in the channel and many rocks along its banks.

The Vishera Nature Reserve is along the upper reaches of the river.

Main tributaries:

Etymology

Komi people call the river Viser but they have no idea what it means. Experts in the Komi language noticed that this element is also in names of other rivers in Ural. A. K. Matveyev supposes that Vishera can mean Northern River or Midnight River (in Sami languages).

References

  1. ^ http://www.feow.org/ecoregion_details.php?eco=410

External links

  • Vishera River in encyclopedia of Perm Krai
  • Vishera in Great Soviet Encyclopedia

Coordinates: 59°54′14″N 56°26′20″E / 59.90389°N 56.43889°E / 59.90389; 56.43889

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