Valdayka River

Coordinates: 58°08′44″N 33°50′00″E / 58.14556°N 33.83333°E / 58.14556; 33.83333

Valdayka River

The Valdayka in October 2011
Country Russia
Main source Lake Uzhin
River mouth Lake Piros
Basin size 783 km2 (302 sq mi)[1]
Physical characteristics
Length 50 km (31 mi)[1]

The Valdayka (Russian: Валдайка) is a river in Valdaysky District of Novgorod Oblast and in Bologovsky District of Tver Oblast in Russia. It is a tributary of Lake Piros and belongs to the basin of the Msta River. It is 50 kilometres (31 mi) long, and the area of its basin 783 square kilometres (302 sq mi).

The Valdayka flows over the Valdai Hills and is a part of the waterway from Lake Valdayskoye to Lake Ilmen. The source of the Valdayka is in Lake Uzhin, close to the town of Valday. The river flows north-east to Lake Piros. It runs through a number of lakes 3 to 4 kilometres (1.9 to 2.5 mi) long and 300 to 400 metres (980 to 1,310 ft) wide, in particular, Lake Zakidovskoye and Lake Plotichno. The Moscow – Saint Petersburg Railway crosses the Valdayka close to the village of Lykoshino. Since the Berezayka River flows through the Lake Piros, the Valdayka is considered its tributary.

As many rivers in the Valdai Hills, it is a popular rafting route.


Media related to Valdayka river at Wikimedia Commons

  1. 1 2 Река Валдайка (in Russian). State Water Register of Russia. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 6/19/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.