Kem River

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Kem River
Kem harbor.jpg
Country Russia
Physical characteristics
Main source Lake Lower Kuyto
100 m (330 ft)
River mouth White Sea
Length 91 km (57 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    275 m3/s (9,700 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 27,700 km2 (10,700 sq mi)

Kem (Russian: Кемь, Finnish: Kemijoki) is a river in Republic of Karelia, Russia. It starts from Lake Lower Kuyto and flows through a number of lakes into the White Sea. There is a cascade of 5 hydroelectric power plants. A town of Kem is located in the mouth of the Kem River. Tributaries: Chirka-Kem, Kepa, Shomba.

The Sarki Lawaghar Dam is situated on this river. On August 13, 2016, heavy monsoon rains caused the draining system of the dam to give way.


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