Piusa (river)

The Piusa (Russian: Пиуза Piuza or Пимжа Pimzha) is a river in Southeastern Estonia and, for the last 14 km before draining into Lake Pihkva, in Pskov Oblast, Russia. For a 17-km-long section near Pechory Piusa is the border river between Estonia and the Russian Federation.[1]

Piusa
Härma mäemine müür.JPG
The Härma rock face on the Piusa
Location
Countries
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationPlaani Külajärv
 • elevation244 m (801 ft)
MouthLake Peipus (Pihkva)
 • coordinates
57°58′02″N 27°48′57″E / 57.96722°N 27.81583°E / 57.96722; 27.81583Coordinates: 57°58′02″N 27°48′57″E / 57.96722°N 27.81583°E / 57.96722; 27.81583
 • elevation
30 m (98 ft)
Length109 km (68 mi)
Basin size796 km2 (307 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average5.5–6.0 m3/s (190–210 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionLake PeipusNarvaGulf of Finland
Tributaries 
 • rightPelska

The Piusa has the greatest drop of all Estonian rivers (214 metres).[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Piusa on Setomaa Emajõgi". Eesti Loodus (in Estonian). Retrieved 2008-11-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Landscape Reserve of Primeval Valley of Piusa River". Archived from the original on 2007-09-02. Retrieved 2008-11-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)