ⓘ Zeya River


ⓘ Zeya River

Zeya River ; Manchu: ᠵᡳᠩᡴᡳᡵᡳ ᠪᡳᡵᠠ, Molendroff: jingkiri bira), 1.242 km long, is a northern tributary of the Amur River.


1. Course

It rises in the Tokiysky Stanovik mountain ridge, a part of the Stanovoy Range.

Zeya flows through the Zeya Reservoir, at the junction of the Tukuringra Range and Dzhagdy Range, and joins the Amur River near Blagoveshchensk, in Russias Amur Oblast. Regulation of river discharge by Zeya Dam mitigates extremities of river flow down to 5000 m³/s.

The main tributaries of the Zeya River are Tok, Mulmuga, Bryanta, Gilyuy, and Urkan on the right, and Kupuri, Argi, Dep, Selemdzha, and Tom on the left.

The river freezes from November to May. It is navigable with the most important river ports being Zeya, Svobodny, and Blagoveshchensk.