- Medveditsa River (Don basin)
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.
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