Scheme of the Kama River Basin.
|Length||283 km (176 mi)|
|Avg. discharge||90 m3/s (3,200 cu ft/s) at mouth|
|Basin area||6,300 km2 (2,400 sq mi)|
The river starts in the western portion of Sverdlovsk Oblast as a confluence of Bolshaya Kosva (Large Kosva) flowing from the Pravdinsky Rock and Malaya Kosva (Small Kosva), flowing form the southern slope of the Kosvinsky Rock. It flows towards the west, and ends up in a bay of the Kama Reservoir. The Kosva is a mountain river with many waterfalls and rapids, among them the 6 km long Tulymsky Falls. In the middle parts of the river lies the Shirokovskaya hydroelectric power plant with Shirokovskoe Reservoir. The town of Gubakha is situated by the Kosva.
- Left: Kyrya;
- Right: Typyl, Tylai, Nyar, Nyur, Pozhva