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Ecosystem Ural
Type River (basin)
Salinity freshwater
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Russian Fed and Kazakhstan 54° N 46° N - 50° W 59° E
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River Length 2534 km Area Drainage Area 237000
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Description The Ural River, which forms part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia, rises in the South-eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains (Russian Federation). 72% of its total runoff is formed in the Russian part of the basin. There are remarkable water level and water discharge fluctuations throughout the year; the share of spring floods amounts to some 65-70%. The total length of the river is 2,428 km, from which 1,082 km are in Kazakhstan. In the basin, there are some 240 lakes and one manmade multipurpose reservoir, the Iriklin reservoir, with a total storage capacity of 3,260 km3 and a surface of 260 km2 (Ref. 84413).
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Sa-a, Pascualita on 11.25.93
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 05.27.21
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