Zeya River (Russian: Зе́я; from indigenous Evenki word "dgeœ" (blade); Manchu: ᠵᡳᠩᡴᡳᡵᡳ
ᠪᡳᡵᠠ, Mölendroff: jingkiri bira), 1,242 km long, is a northern tributary of the Amur River. It rises in the Tokiysky Stanovik mountain ridge, a part of the Stanovoy Range. The first Russian to enter the area was Vassili Poyarkov.
Island on Zeya River.
Map of the Amur river drainage basin with the Zeya river highlighted
|⁃ location||Tokiysky Stanovik, Amur Oblast|
|Length||1,242 km (772 mi)|
|Basin size||233,000 km2 (90,000 sq mi)|
|⁃ location||Blagoveshchensk |
|⁃ average||1,800 m3/s (64,000 cu ft/s)|
|⁃ minimum||1.5 m3/s (53 cu ft/s)|
|⁃ maximum||14,200 m3/s (500,000 cu ft/s)|
Zeya flows through the Zeya Reservoir and joins the Amur River near Blagoveshchensk, in Russia's Amur Oblast. Regulation of river discharge by Zeya Dam mitigates extremities of river flow down to 5000 m³/s.
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