|• location||Keivy Uplands|
|Length||426 km (265 mi)|
|Basin size||15,500 km2 (6,000 sq mi)|
The Ponoy's source lies in the western end of the Keivy Uplands, 50 km east of Lake Lovozero, in the middle of the Kola Peninsula. The river then flows towards the east, threading a winding path through a landscape of hilly and marshy taiga for most of its course. The Ponoy receives several tributaries from the north, the largest being the Acheryok. Like the Ponoy itself, these also has their sources in the Keivy Uplands.
Below its confluence with the Purnach, 77 km from the sea, the river changes character and flows down a steep-sided, canyon-like valley with many rapids. It finally flows into the White Sea at Cape Korabelny, at the eastern end of the Kola Peninsula.
Wildlife and fishEdit
- Река Поной (Пессарьйок) in the State Water Register of Russia (Russian)
- Chris Santella (2013-06-22). "A Haven for Salmon, and for Salmon Fishers". The New York Times.
- Chris Santella (2016-10-06). "On a remote Russian peninsula, one of the world's most celebrated Atlantic salmon fisheries". The Washington Post.
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