Piusa (river)

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Härma mäemine müür.JPG
The Härma rock face on the Piusa
CountryEstonia, Russia
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationPlaani Külajärv
 ⁃ elevation244 m (801 ft)
 ⁃ location
Lake Pihkva
 ⁃ elevation
30 m (98 ft)
Length109 km (68 mi)
Basin size796 km2 (307 sq mi)
 ⁃ average5.5–6.0 m3/s (190–210 cu ft/s)

The Piusa (Russian: Пиуза Piuza or Пимжа Pimzha) is a river in Southeastern Estonia and, for the last 14 km before draining into Lake Pihkva, in Pskov Oblast, Russia. For a 17-km-long section near Pechory Piusa is the border river between Estonia and the Russian Federation.[1]

The Piusa has the greatest drop of all Estonian rivers (214 metres).[2]


  1. ^ "Piusa on Setomaa Emajõgi". Eesti Loodus (in Estonian). Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  2. ^ "Landscape Reserve of Primeval Valley of Piusa River". Archived from the original on 2007-09-02. Retrieved 2008-11-15.

Coordinates: 57°58′02″N 27°48′57″E / 57.96722°N 27.81583°E / 57.96722; 27.81583