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Svir River and Lake Ladoga, Russia

April 29th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Lake Ladoga and Svir River, Russia - April 20th, 2009

Lake Ladoga and Svir River, Russia - April 20th, 2009

The Svir, moving diagonally across the image from the upper right, is a river in the north-east of Leningrad Oblast, Russia.

The right bank of the lower Svir is occupied by the Nizhnesvirsky Nature Reserve, established in 1980.

It flows from Lake Onega west to  Lake Ladoga, on the left side of this image, thus connecting the two largest lakes of Europe. It is also the largest river flowing into Lake Ladoga.

The basin of Lake Ladoga includes about 50,000 lakes and 3,500 rivers longer than 10 km. About 85% of the water income is due to tributaries, 13% is due to precipitation, and 2% is due to underground waters.

Some towns and an agricultural area can be seen near the shores of the lake towards the upper left.

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