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
Location
CountryMari El, Russia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationMari El, Russia
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Kuybyshev Reservoir, Volga near Kokshaisk, Mari El, Russia
Length194 km (121 mi)
Basin size5,160 km2 (1,990 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ average30 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