The Pededze (Estonian: Pedetsi jõgi) is a river in Latvia and Estonia. It has a length of 159 km (99 mi) of which in Latvia 131 km and in Estonia 26 km. It flows generally south. It is a right tributary of the Aiviekste, the source of Pededze is Lake Kirikumäe in the Haanja Uplands in Vastseliina Parish, Võru County, Estonia. The basin area of Pededze is 1,690 km2 (1,523.3 km2 in Latvia; 119 km2 in Estonia)[1] and average discharge 12.2 m³/s.[2] Pededze together with Aiviekste forms natural and historical border between Vidzeme and Latgale.

Pededze
Pededze pie Litenes.jpg
Pededze near Litene
Native namePedetsi jõgi  (Estonian)
Location
Countries
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationLake Kirikumäe
 • coordinates57°40′59″N 27°15′2″E / 57.68306°N 27.25056°E / 57.68306; 27.25056
 • elevation108 m (354 ft)
MouthAiviekste
 • coordinates
56°56′14″N 26°53′57″E / 56.9372°N 26.8991°E / 56.9372; 26.8991Coordinates: 56°56′14″N 26°53′57″E / 56.9372°N 26.8991°E / 56.9372; 26.8991
Length159 km (99 mi)
Basin size1,690 km2 (650 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average12.2 m3/s (430 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionAivieksteDaugavaBaltic Sea

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Koiva alamvesikonna veemajanduskava esimene etapp" (PDF) (in Estonian). Ministry of the Environment http://www.envir.ee. p. 4. Retrieved 15 January 2010. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Upe "Pededze"" (in Latvian). Laivošana.lv http://www.laivosana.lv. Retrieved 15 January 2010. External link in |publisher= (help)