The Biya (Russian: Би́я) is a river in the Altai Republic and Altai Krai in Russia. At its confluence with the Katun, downstream of the city Biysk, the Ob is formed. The Biya is 301 km long; the area of its drainage basin is 37,000 km2. It flows out of the Lake Teletskoye. The river freezes up during the mid-November to early December (some parts of the river freeze over on a year-to-year basis). It breaks up in the early or mid-April. The Biya is navigable on its entire length.
|Length||301 km (187 mi)|
|Basin size||37,000 km2 (14,000 sq mi)|
|• average||477 m3/s (16,800 cu ft/s)|
|Progression||Ob→ Kara Sea|
The maximum depth of river is 28 feet (8.5 m).
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