Piusa (river)

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Härma mäemine müür.JPG
The Härma rock face on the Piusa
Country Estonia, Russia
Basin features
Main source Plaani Külajärv
244 m (801 ft)
River mouth Lake Pihkva
30 m (98 ft)
Basin size 796 km2 (307 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 109 km (68 mi)
  • Average rate:
    5.5–6.0 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. ^ (in Estonian) "Piusa on Setomaa Emajõgi". Eesti Loodus. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Landscape Reserve of Primeval Valley of Piusa River". Retrieved 2008-11-15. 

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