The Pirita (Estonian: Pirita jõgi) is a 105 km (65 mi) long river in northern Estonia that drains into Tallinn Bay (part of the Gulf of Finland) in Pirita, Tallinn. The basin area of the Pirita is 799 km².
|• location||Pususoo, Järva County|
|• elevation||75 m (246 ft)|
|Tallinn Bay, Gulf of Finland|
|Length||105 km (65 mi)|
|Basin size||799 km2 (308 sq mi)|
|• average||8 m3/s (280 cu ft/s)|
|• left||Kuivajõgi, Tuhala|
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As part of the Tallinn water supply system, the Pirita is impounded into the Paunküla and Vaskjala Reservoirs. The reservoir in Vaskjala is connected over a canal to the Lake Ülemiste in Tallinn, where the Ülemiste Water Treatment Plant is situated. Additional water is directed to Pirita from the Jägala, Soodla and Pärnu rivers through a canal network that joins Pirita in Veskitaguse.