Chagodoshcha River

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Coordinates: 58°57′36″N 36°35′21″E / 58.96000°N 36.58917°E / 58.96000; 36.58917

Russian: Чагодоща
Chagoda, Chagoschensky District, Vologda Oblast 1.jpg
A demolished bridge in the settlement of Chagoda
Country Russia
Physical characteristics
River mouth Mologa
102 m (335 ft)
Length 242 km (150 mi)[1]
  • Average rate:
    58 m3/s (2,000 cu ft/s)[1]
Basin features
Basin size 9,680 km2 (3,740 sq mi)[1]
Map of the Rybinsk Reservoir basin. The Chagodoshcha is shown on the map.

The Chagodoshcha (Russian: Чагодоща, also known as Chagoda, Russian: Чагода) is a river in Boksitogorsky District of Leningrad Oblast and in Chagodoshchensky, Babayevsky, and Ustyuzhensky Districts of Vologda Oblast in Russia. It is a left tributary of the Mologa River. It is 242 kilometres (150 mi) long, and the area of its basin 9,680 square kilometres (3,740 sq mi). The principal tributaries are the Lid (left), the Pes (right), and the Vnina (left).

The source of Chagodoshcha lies in the southeast of Leningrad Oblast, south of the town of Pikalyovo. The river flows in the general direction southeast and enters Vologda Oblast, where it accepts the Goryun from the left. In Vologda Oblast, the Chagodoshcha turns east and accepts the Lid from the left, and, right upstream from the settlement of Chagoda, the Pes from the right. The urban-type settlement of Chagoda is located on both banks of the Chagodoshcha. The river crosses Chagodoshchensky District from the west to the east, and subsequently runs at the border between Babayevsky (north) and Ustyuzhensky (south) Districts, turns northeast and enters Babayevsky District where it accepts the Vnina from the left. It then turns southeast and enters Ustyuzhensky District. The mouth of the Chagodoshcha is in the settlement of Imeni Zhelyabova.

The river basin of the Chagodoshcha comprises the eastern part of Boksitogorsky District of Leningrad Oblast, the northeastern part of Khvoyninsky District of Novgorod Oblast, as well as the whole area of Chagodoshchensky District, the south of Babayevsky District, and minor areas in Ustyuzhensky District, all of Vologda Oblast.

Both Chagodoshchensky District and its center, the urban-type settlement of Chagoda, are named after the river.

A big portion of the lower course of the Chagodoshcha, downstream of the mouth of the Goryun River, belongs to Tikhvinskaya water system, one of the waterways constructed in the early 19th century to connect the river basins of the Volga and the Neva. Currently, it is not used for any commercial navigation.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Чагодоща. Great Soviet Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ Хрусталев, М. Ю. (1999). По Тихвинской водной системе. Из истории водных коммуникаций и судоходства. Чагода: Историко-краеведческий альманах (in Russian). Vologda: Ардвисура. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 

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