Podkamennaya Tunguska River
Map of the Yenisei basin that shows the Podkamennaya Tunguska river
|Length||1,865 km (1,159 mi)|
|Avg. discharge||1,750 m³/s (61,810 ft³/s)|
|Basin area||240,000 km² (92,664 mi²)|
The Podkamennaya Tunguska (Russian: Подкаменная Тунгуска, literally Tunguska under the stones, also Middle Tunguska or Stony Tunguska) is a river in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. It is an eastern tributary of the Yenisei and has a length of 1,160 miles (1,870 km). The name of the river comes from the fact that it flows under pebble fields without open water.[clarification needed] As early as 1610 Russians from Mangazeya had passed the Stony Tunguska's confluence with the Yenisei; by the 1620s Mangazeya Cossacks and trappers had ascended it seeking fur-tribute from the local Tungus clans. The Tunguska event in June 1908 occurred near this river, some 8 km (5.0 mi) SSE of Lake Cheko.
In its upper reaches the river is known as Katanga.
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- Forsyth, James (1992). A History of the Peoples of Siberia: Russia's North Asian colony 1581–1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Тунгуска/ Great Soviet Encyclopedia
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