Niva River

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Niva River (Russian: Нива, Northern Sami: Njavejohka) is a river in the Murmansk Oblast in Russia. The length of the river is 36 km. The area of its basin is 12,800 km². The Niva River flows out of the Imandra Lake and into the Kandalaksha Gulf of the White Sea. The town of Kandalaksha is located in the estuary of the Niva River.

Its maximum depth is 24 feet (7.3 m).

Between 1936 and 1954 three hydroelectric power stations were built on the Niva. Total capacity is 240 MW and annual power production 1390 GWh.