Izhma River

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Izhma River
Izhma River near Ust-Ukhta Village.jpg
Izhma River near Ust-Ukhta
Origin Timan Ridge
Mouth Pechora River
Basin countries Russia
Length 531 km (330 mi)
Avg. discharge 203 m3/s (7,200 cu ft/s) (154 km from the mouth)
Basin area 31,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)

Izhma (Russian: И́жма) is a river in the Komi Republic of Russia. It is a left tributary of the Pechora River. It is 531 kilometres (330 mi) long, with a drainage basin of 31,000 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi). At a point 154 kilometres (96 mi) from its mouth, it has an average discharge of 203 cubic metres per second (7,200 cu ft/s). The river freezes over in November, and stays icebound until the spring thaw starts in May.

Main tributaries are the Ukhta, Ayuva and Sebys Rivers.

The Izhma has its sources in the Timan Ridge. In its upper course the banks are wooded, while its lower parts is characterized by meadows and bogs. The river is twisting, and in its upper reaches it forms rapids and rocky stretches. At its confluence with the Ukhta lies the town of Sosnogorsk.

The Izhma is navigable to its confluence with the Ukhta. In its lower parts the river widens, its flow slows down and it starts forming meanders and small islands. It flows into the Pechora River at Ust-Izhma.

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Coordinates: 65°19′24″N 52°54′28″E / 65.32333°N 52.90778°E / 65.32333; 52.90778