ⓘ Aktash River

                                     

ⓘ Aktash River

The Aktash River is a river in the Kasbek and Khasavyurt districts of the Republic of Daghestan in Caucasian Russia. It is 156 kilometers long, with its width varying from 1.5 meters to 160 meters. It has an overall slope of 14%. Its watershed is 3.390 square kilometers.

                                     

1. History

The rivers basin was settled by the Mountain Cossacks from the 1520s. The Don Cossacks arrived under Andrei Shadrin in the late 1570s, founding Andreyevo present-day Endirey. The two groups eventually formed the Terek Cossacks. The mountainous area of the river was depopulated in 1877 by the Russian Adjutant-General Svistunov to prevent possible uprisings in support of Alibek Haji.

Diversion of the river for irrigation now means that it usually does not reach the Caspian Sea during the summer months.