Plyussa River

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This article is about the river. For the settlement, see Plyussa. For the treaty, see Treaty of Plussa.
Plyussa
Plussa.jpg
The Plyussa in the town of Slantsy.
Origin Lake Zapluysskoye
58°24′57.1″N 29°42′17.9″E / 58.415861°N 29.704972°E / 58.415861; 29.704972
Mouth Narva River at Narva Reservoir
59°14′58″N 28°9′15″E / 59.24944°N 28.15417°E / 59.24944; 28.15417
Basin countries Russia
Length 281 kilometres (175 mi)[1]
Source elevation 64 metres (210 ft)
Avg. discharge 50 cubic metres per second (1,800 cu ft/s)[1] (near Slantsy)
Basin area 6,550 square kilometres (2,530 sq mi)[1]
Left tributaries Omuga, Kureya, Chernaya, Lyuta
Right tributaries Paguba, Verduga, Yanya, Ruya

The Plyussa (Russian: Плюсса) is a river in Plyussky and Gdovsky Districts of Pskov Oblast and in Slantsevsky District of Leningrad Oblast in Russia. It is a right tributary of the Narva River. It is 281 kilometres (175 mi) long, and the area of its basin 6,550 square kilometres (2,530 sq mi). The urban-type settlement of Plyussa and the town of Slantsy are located on the banks of the Plyussa.

The source of the Plyussa is in Lake Zapluysskoye in the eastern part of Plyussky District. The river flows south and turns northwest. In Gdovsky District, it gradually turns north and enters Leningrad Oblast. Below the town of Slantsy, the natural course of the Plyussa is made a water reservoir, a bay of the Narva Reservoir. The mouth of the Plyussa is in the southern bay of the Narva Reservoir.[2]

The river gave its name to the Treaty of Plussa, concluded at its banks. The treaty ended the Livonian War between Sweden and Russia in 1583.

Until the 1990s, the river was used for timber rafting.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Плюсса (река). Great Soviet Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ Река Плюсса (in Russian). Плюсский край. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

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