The Timpton (Russian: Тимптон; Yakut: Төмтөөн) is a river in Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia. It is a right tributary of the Aldan River of the Lena basin. It has a length of 644 kilometres (400 mi) and a drainage basin area of 44,400 square kilometres (17,100 sq mi).[1] There are no settlements near its banks except for Nagorny village.

Timpton
Yakut: Төмтөөн
Поездка в Нерюнгринский район, 2017 (365).jpg
View of a bend in the river
Timpton is located in Sakha Republic
Timpton
Mouth location in Yakutia, Russia
Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationStanovoy Range
 • coordinates56°00′45″N 124°23′50″E / 56.01250°N 124.39722°E / 56.01250; 124.39722
 • elevation1,060 m (3,480 ft)
MouthAldan
 • coordinates
58°44′01″N 127°10′40″E / 58.73361°N 127.17778°E / 58.73361; 127.17778Coordinates: 58°44′01″N 127°10′40″E / 58.73361°N 127.17778°E / 58.73361; 127.17778
 • elevation
255 m (837 ft)
Length644 km (400 mi)
Basin size44,400 km2 (17,100 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average94 m3/s (3,300 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionAldanLenaLaptev Sea

The Timpton is crossed by the A360 Lena Highway and coal is mined in the river basin. Up to the present the Timpton is in a relative pristine condition, being a favorite destination for rafting and kayaking, but construction of the Nizhne-Timpton hydroelectric power station, approved in 2009, is planned on the river course in the future.[2]

Grayling, whitefish, taimen, rudd, perch and lenok are found in the waters of the river.[3]

CourseEdit

The Timpton is the fourth tributary of the Aldan regarding length and basin area. Its source is located on the northern slopes of the Stanovoy Range, at the southern limit of Yakutia, near the Amur Oblast border.[4] First it flows in an eastward direction and then it turns and flows in a roughly northward direction along its course. It crosses the foothills of the Aldan Highlands and its valley marks the western limit of the Sunnagyn Range. Its upper course is tortuous, with frequent rapids. There is no floodplain, but the last stretch is navigable. Finally the Timpton joins the right bank of the Aldan 1,538 km (956 mi) from its mouth.[5]

Its tributaries include the Big Yllymakh, Chulmakan, Chulman and Iyengra. The river is frozen between October and May.[1]

 
Basin of the Aldan
 
A360 Lena Highway bridge over the Timpton

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Река Тимптон in the State Water Register of Russia". textual.ru (in Russian).
  2. ^ JSC RusHydro
  3. ^ Water of Russia - Тимптон
  4. ^ Timpton (Тимптон) / Great Soviet Encyclopedia; in 35 vols. / Ch. ed. Yu. S. Osipov. 2004—2017.
  5. ^ Google Earth

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