Sheshma River

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Not to be confused with Shoshma River.
Sheshma River
Origin Samara Oblast
Mouth Kuybyshev Reservoir, Volga River
Basin countries Tatarstan and Samara Oblast, Russia
Length 259 km
Basin area 6,040 km²

The Sheshma (Russian: Шешма; Tatar Cyrillic: Шушма, Latin: Şuşma or Tatar Cyrillic: Чишмә, Latin: Çişmä) is a river in Tatarstan and Samara Oblast, Russian Federation, a left tributary of the Kama River, falling into the Kuybyshev Reservoir near Starosheshminsk. Its length is 259 km (227 of them in Tatarstan) and its drainage basin is 6,040 km². It origins in Samara Oblast, 28 km south of Leninogorsk, Tatarstan. Major tributaries are Forest Sheshma, Kuvak, Sekines, Kichuy, Talkysh Rivers. The maximal mineralization 600-700 mg/l. Average sediment in mouth per year is 112 mm. The river generally feeds with underground water in dry season. Drainage is regulated. There are major flood-plains in the middle and lower stream of Sheshma. Since 1978 it is protected as natural monument of Tatarstan. [1] Shugurovo, Novosheshminsk and Starosheshminsk stay on the river.


  1. ^ (Tatar) "Чишмә". Tatar Encyclopaedia. Kazan: The Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Institution of the Tatar Encyclopaedia. 2002. 

Coordinates: 54°18′46″N 52°24′24″E / 54.31278°N 52.40667°E / 54.31278; 52.40667