Kolva River (Perm Krai)
Scheme of the Kama River Basin.
|Length||460 km (290 mi)|
|Avg. discharge||457 m3/s (16,100 cu ft/s) at mouth|
|Basin area||13,500 km2 (5,200 sq mi)|
- Kolva is also a river in northern Russia, see Kolva River (Usa).
Kolva River (Russian: Колва) is a river in Perm Krai, Russia, right tributary of the Vishera River of the Kama basin. The length of the river is 460 km (290 mi). The area of its basin 13,500 km2 (5,200 sq mi). It starts on southeastern slope of mount Kolvinsky Kamen, in northeastern portion of Perm Krai, near the border with Komi Republic. Its mouth is located near the town of Cherdyn.
The Kolva River freezes up in early November and stays under the ice until late April–early May. The river is navigable within 200–250 km (125 – 150 miles) from its estuary during the high water season. The town of Cherdyn is located on the Kolva River.
- Left: Beryozovaya River, Yamzhach River, Seleya River, Kumay River, Ayya River, Tulpan River, Ukhtym River, Nizva River, Mudyl River, Chudova River.
- Right: Visherka River, Nyariz River, Sukhotyl River, Nyuzim River, Anyl River, Vizhaikha River, Bubyl River, Lyzovka River.
By Kolva passed the ancient route from the Volga region in the Pechora region. Between Cherdyn and Nyrob were found several Chud settlements, in which occur oriental coins, that evidence of the importance of Kolva, as route of communication between ancient Volga Bulgaria and remote North.