Articles / Narova River, the

Narova River, the

Subject / Topography/Reservoirs and waterways

NAROVA (Narva, obsolete Estonian Alukse), river. Length: 77 km. Catchment area: 56,200 sq. km. Flow rate: 399 cu. m/s. It flows out of Lake Chudskoye and it flows into the Narva Bay of the Baltic Sea. N. is a borderline between Russian Federation and Estonia. In Leningrad Oblast, it flows in Slantsi and Kingisepp Districts. The Rosson (actually an arm with a variable stream direction) connects N. to the Luga River. The largest tributaries of N. In Leningrad Oblast is Vtroya, and in Estonia, Gorodenka and Poruni. N. has the Omutsky Rapids (upstream; the waterfall height is abt. 5 m); downstream, there were the Krenholm Falls (waterfall height: 4-6 m) and Joala Falls (waterfall height: 6-7.5 m.) The rapids’ energy was used by the factories of Narva and Ivangorod towns (the largest settlements on the banks of N.) Downstream of the Narva Falls and up to the Friendship Bridge (motorway bridge connecting Narva and Ivangorod) N. flows in a canyon over 20 m deep. In 1955, the Narva hydro powerplant was built (belongs to Estonia.) As a result, the Narva Reservoir was formed (with the Plyussa River, former tributary of N., flowing into it), and the falls virtually disappeared (reappear when the powerplant dam opens to drain surplus water.) N. is navigable over the length of 14.9 km downstream of the powerplant, up to the mouth; the Narva Reservoir is also navigable.

Tripolskaya, Anna Aleksandrovna
Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Topographical landmarks/Chudskoye Lake
Neighbouring Territories/Estonia
Leningrad Oblast, the/Ivangorod Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Ivangorod Town
Topographical landmarks/Joalsky Waterfall
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kingisepp District
Topographical landmarks/Krengolmsky Waterfall
Topographical landmarks/Luga River, the
Neighbouring Territories/Narva City
Topographical landmarks/Narva Reservoir, the
Topographical landmarks/Narva, Gulf of , the
Topographical landmarks/Omutsky Rapids
Topographical landmarks/Plyussa River, the
Topographical landmarks/Rosson River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Slantsi District
Topographical landmarks/Vtroya River, the

Река Нарова. URL:
Даринский А.В. География Ленинградской области. СПб., 1996., С.31