Yemtsa River

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Coordinates: 63°32′31″N 41°53′12″E / 63.54194°N 41.88667°E / 63.54194; 41.88667

Yemtsa, Yomtsa
Russian: Емца
Country Russia
Physical characteristics
River mouth Northern Dvina
Length 188 km (117 mi)[1]
  • Average rate:
    70 m3/s (2,500 cu ft/s)[1]
Basin features
Basin size 14,100 km2 (5,400 sq mi)[1]
Map of the Northern Dvina basin. Yemtsa is shown on the map

The Yemtsa or Yomtsa (Russian: Емца) is a river in Plesetsky and Kholmogorsky Districts and in the town of Mirny of Arkhangelsk Oblast in Russia. It is a left tributary of the Northern Dvina River. It is 188 kilometres (117 mi) long, and the area of its basin 14,100 square kilometres (5,400 sq mi). Its main tributaries are the Mekhrenga (right), the Tyogra (left), the Vaymuga (left), and the Bolshaya Chacha (right).

The river basin of the Yemtsa occupies the east of the Plesetsky District, the south of the Kholmogorsky District, and some areas in the northern parts of the Nyandomsky and Shenkursky Districts. In addition, the territory subordinate to the town of Mirny lies entirely within the limits of the river basin of the Yemtsa. In the low course, the Yemtsa bounds from the south the Siysky Zakaznik, a federal nature protected area.

The source of the Yemtsa is in Plesetsky District, north-west of the settlement of Plesetsk and several kilometers east of the Onega River (which does not belong to the Northern Dvina basin). The Yemtsa flows to north-east. The urban-type settlement of Savinsky is located on the right bank of the river. Note that the urban-type settlement and the railway station of Yemtsa is not located on the river. Downstream from Savinsky, the Yemtsa crosses into the territory of the town of Mirny, and from there into Kholmogorsky District, where it accepts from the right its biggest tributary, the Mekhrenga. Close to the mouth, the historical selo of Yemetsk, a former uyezd and district center, is located on the left bank.

The lower 10 kilometres (6 mi) of the river course (downstream from the selo of Yemetsk) are navigable.[1]


External links[edit]

  • Река Емца (in Russian). State Water Register of Russia. Retrieved 27 July 2011.