Medveditsa River (Don basin)


Medveditsa River (Don basin)
Medveditsa River

Medveditsa River near Atkarsk
Origin Volga Uplands
Mouth Don River
Basin countries Volgograd and Saratov Oblast, Russia
Length 745 km
Avg. discharge 69 m³/s
Basin area 34,700 km²

Medveditsa (Russian: Медведица) is a river in Volgograd and Saratov Oblasts in Russia, a left tributary of the Don River. The name means she-bear, and according to legend alludes to the large population of bears in the area in earlier times. It is 745 km in length, with a drainage basin of 34,700 km².

The river has its sources on the Volga Uplands, in the northeastern parts of Saratov Oblast, and flows mainly in a southwestern direction. It joins the river Don in Volgograd Oblast. Its largest tributaries are, from the right: Balanda and Tersa, and from the left: Idolga, Karamysh and Archeda.

The towns of Petrovsk, Atkarsk, Zhirnovsk and Mikhaylovka is situated at the Medveditsa. The river is navigable to Atkarsk.

Coordinates: 49°34′35″N 42°38′19″E / 49.5763°N 42.6385°E / 49.5763; 42.6385


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