Malaya Kokshaga River


Malaya Kokshaga River
Izi Kakšan, Malaya Kokshaga River

Pond in the central part of Yoshkar-Ola
Origin Mari El, Russia
Mouth Kuybyshev Reservoir, Volga near Kokshaisk, Mari El, Russia
Basin countries Mari El, Russia
Length 194 km
Avg. discharge 30 m3/s
Basin area 5,160 km²

The Malaya Kokshaga (Mari: Изи Какшан, Izi Kakšan; Russian: Малая Кокша́га, literally Little Kokshaga) is a 194 km-long river in Mari El, a left tributary of the Volga. It originates in the northern part of the republic, passes through its capital, Yoshkar-Ola, and flows to the Kuybyshev Reservoir, Volga near Kokshaisk. The Malaya Kokshaga is mainly fed by snow. From November till April the river is frozen. The riverbed is meandering; there are many former river beds in the valley. The main tributary is the Maly Kundysh.

See also

Malaya Kokshaga above Yoshkar Ola
  • Bolshaya Kokshaga



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