Malaya Kokshaga River

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Izi Kakšan, Malaya Kokshaga River
Yoshkar-Ola, Malaya Kokshaga river.jpg
Pond in the central part of Yoshkar-Ola
Country Mari El, Russia
Main source Mari El, Russia
River mouth Kuybyshev Reservoir, Volga near Kokshaisk, Mari El, Russia
Basin size 5,160 km2 (1,990 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 194 km (121 mi)
  • Average rate:
    30 m3/s (1,100 cu ft/s)

The Malaya Kokshaga (Mari: Изи Какшан, Izi Kakšan; Russian: Малая Кокша́га, literally Little Kokshaga) is a 194 km-long river in Mari El, a left tributary of the Volga. It originates in the northern part of the republic, passes through its capital, Yoshkar-Ola, and flows to the Kuybyshev Reservoir, Volga near Kokshaisk. The Malaya Kokshaga is mainly fed by snow. From November till April, the river is frozen. The riverbed is meandering; there are many former river beds in the valley. The main tributary is the Maly Kundysh.

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Malaya Kokshaga above Yoshkar Ola

Coordinates: 56°07′41″N 47°51′35″E / 56.12806°N 47.85972°E / 56.12806; 47.85972