- Ket River
Ket River ( _ru. Кеть), also known in its upper reaches as the Big Ket River ( _ru. Большая Кеть) is a
riverin the Krasnoyarsk Kraiand Tomsk Oblastin Russia, a right tributaryof the Ob River. The length of the Ket River is 1,621 km. The area of its basin is 94,200 km². It freezes up in late October - early November and stays under the ice until late April - early May. Its main tributaries are the Sochur, Orlovka, Lisitsa, Little Ket, Mendel, Yelovaya, and Chachamga.
In the late 19th century, the Ket-Kas Canal was built to connect the Ketwith the
Greater Kas Riverthat flows into the Yenisei. This project would make theKet a part of the waterway connecting the Ob River basin with the Yenisei. Unfortunately,being shallow, long, inconveniently located, and frozen the greater partof the year, the canal was not competitive with the Trans-Siberian Railway, and was abandoned around 1921.
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