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Tara and Irtysh Rivers, Russia

56.6N 74.6E

June 28th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - June 8th, 2009

Russia - June 8th, 2009



The Tara River, running horizontally across the top portion of the image, is located in the Novosibirsk and Omsk Oblasts in Russia.

The Tara is a right tributary of the Irtysh River of the Ob Basin. The length of the river is 806 km and its basin has an area of 18,300 kmĀ².

The Tara River generally freezes up in late October or early November and stays under the ice until late April or early May. Here, it is visible post-thaw.

Flowing vertically along the left side of the image, best observed in the close-up, is the Irtysh River. It is the chief tributary of the Ob River, although it is actually longer than the Ob to their confluence.

The green Lake Chany and its surrounding wetlands can also be seen at the bottom right.

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