Podkamennaya Tunguska River

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Podkamennaya Tunguska
Podkamennaya Tunguska.png
Map of the Yenisei basin that shows the Podkamennaya Tunguska river
Country Russia
Physical characteristics
River mouth Yenisei River
Length 1,865 km (1,159 mi)
  • Average rate:
    1,750 m3/s (62,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 240,000 km2 (93,000 sq mi)

The Podkamennaya Tunguska (Russian: Подкаменная Тунгуска, literally Tunguska under the stones, also Middle Tunguska or Stony Tunguska) is a river in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. It is an eastern tributary of the Yenisei and has a length of 1,160 miles (1,870 km). The name of the river comes from the fact that it flows under pebble fields without open water.[clarification needed] As early as 1610 Russians from Mangazeya had passed the Stony Tunguska's confluence with the Yenisei; by the 1620s Mangazeya Cossacks and trappers had ascended it seeking fur-tribute from the local Tungus clans.[1][2] The Tunguska event in June 1908 occurred near this river, some 8 km (5.0 mi) SSE of Lake Cheko.

In its upper reaches the river is known as Katanga.[3]


  1. ^ Fisher, Raymond Henry (1943). The Russian Fur Trade, 1550–1700. University of California Press. 
  2. ^ Forsyth, James (1992). A History of the Peoples of Siberia: Russia's North Asian colony 1581–1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
  3. ^ Тунгуска/ Great Soviet Encyclopedia

Coordinates: 61°35′40″N 90°08′00″E / 61.5944°N 90.1333°E / 61.5944; 90.1333