|Izh, İj, Otš River|
|Country||Udmurtia and Tatarstan, Russia|
|Main source||Malye Oshvortsy, Udmurtia|
|River mouth||Nizhnekamsk Reservoir, Kama River|
|Basin size||8,478 km2 (3,273 sq mi)|
|Length||226 km (140 mi)|
The Izh (Russian: Иж; Udmurt: Оӵ, Otš; Tatar: Cyrillic Иж, Latin İj [iʒ]) is a river in Udmurtia and Tatarstan, Russian Federation, a right-bank tributary of the Kama River. It is 226 kilometres (140 mi) long, of which 97 kilometres (60 mi) are in Tatarstan, and its drainage basin covers 8,478 square kilometres (3,273 sq mi). It begins near Malye Oshvortsy, Udmurtia and falls to the Nizhnekamsk Reservoir, Kama River, near Golyushurma tract in Agryzsky District, Tatarstan.
The river's major tributaries are the Agryzka, Chazh, Kyrykmas, Varzinka, and Varzi rivers. The mineralization 300 to 500 mg/l. Its drainage is regulated. The Izhevsk Reservoir was constructed in 1760 to supply Izhevsk industry with water. Since 1978 it is protected as a natural monument of Tatarstan. There are notable mineral springs in Izh valley. Izhevsk and Agryz are the cities along the river.
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