Podkamennaya Tunguska River

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Podkamennaya Tunguska
Россия,Подкаменная Тунгуска. - panoramio.jpg
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Map of the Yenisei basin that shows the Podkamennaya Tunguska river
Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Yenisei River
Length1,865 km (1,159 mi)
Basin size240,000 km2 (93,000 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ average1,750 m3/s (62,000 cu ft/s)

The Podkamennaya Tunguska (Russian: Подкаменная Тунгуска, literally Tunguska under the stones; Evenki: Дулгу Катэнӈа) also known as Middle Tunguska or Stony Tunguska, is a river in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.

Course[edit]

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] Its valley forms the northern boundary of the Yenisei Range, north of which rises the Tunguska Plateau.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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
  4. ^ Енисейский кряж, Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  5. ^ Geographic Encyclopedia - Tunguska Plateau (in Russian)

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