Articles / Mga River, the

Mga River, the

Subject / Topography/Reservoirs and waterways

MGA, a river, left-hand tributary of the Neva. Length: 55 km. Average flow rate in the mouth: 5.3 cu. m / s, catchment area: 709 sq. km. It flows out of Lake Maluksinskoye in the central part of Leningrad Oblast and it flows into the Neva within the lines of Pavlovo urban settlement, Kirovsk District. In its upper reach, it flows from north-east to south-west. In way of Kostuya village, Tosno District, it changes the stream direction to north-west. The most important tributaries are Berezovka, Piskunovka, Karbuselka, Voitoilovka. The river’s name is of a Baltic Finnish origin and means “oozy.” From the break of the 15th-16th cc., Yarvosolsky Pogost of Vodskaya Pyatina was known in the basin of M. In the 16th century, Makaryevskaya Hermitage appeared in the upper reach of the river, and a monastery was established on that site in 1894. Two urban settlements of Kirovsk District, Mga and Pavlovo, are situated in the basin of M.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Topographical landmarks/Beryozovka River, the
Topographical landmarks/Karbuselka River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Kostuya Village
Topographical landmarks/Maluksinskoye Lake
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Mga Urban Settlement
Topographical landmarks/Neva River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Pavlovo Urban Village
Topographical landmarks/Piskunovka River, the
Historical Toponyms/Novgorod Land/Vodskaya Pyatina ("Fifth") (The territory of Novgorod Land located between rivers the Luga and the Volkhov and on the shores of Ladoga Lake)
Topographical landmarks/Voytolovka River, the
Historical Toponyms/Yarvosolsky Pogost

Ильина Л.Л., Грахов А.Н. Бесценное богатство: Рассказ о реках и озерах Ленинградской области. Л., 1978, С.29