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  Volga River
Volga river, the largest river system in Europe, has its source is in the Valdia Hills 225 m (740 ft) above sea level northwest of Moscow and about 320 kilometres southeast of St. Petersburg.
The Volga River is the longest river in Europe.
The Volga Delta and the nearby Caspian Sea are superb fishing grounds.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/vo/Volga_River.html   (379 words)

  
 Volga River Basin - UNEP/DEWA~Europe > Publication > Freshwater in Europe
The source of the river is in the Valdaj hills north of Moscow at a height of 228 m above sea level.
The Volga Basin comprises four geographical zones: the dense, marshy forests; the forest steppes; the steppes; and the semi-desert lowlands.
The course of the Volga is divided into three parts: the upper; the middle; and the lower Volga.
www.grid.unep.ch /product/publication/freshwater_europe/volga.php   (491 words)

  
 Volga. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It is the longest river of Europe and the principal waterway of Russia, being navigable (with locks bypassing the dams) almost throughout its course.
The Volga was known to the ancient Greeks as the Rha, but little was known about the river until the early Middle Ages, when Slavic tribes settled along its upper course, the Bulgars (see Bulgars, Eastern) along its middle course, and the Khazars in the south.
Sarai, on the Volga River near modern Volgograd, was the capital of the empire of the Golden Horde.
www.bartleby.com /65/vo/Volga.html   (774 words)

  
 Volga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Volga River, the largest river system in Europe, rises in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow at an elevation of 225 m and flows through its 2,365 km length to discharge into the Caspian Sea.
The alluvial valley of the Volga River is well-defined and displays a meandering pattern [39-i02].
Average annual river discharge is 8,103 cu m/sec with a maximum of 24,022 cu m/sec and a minimum of 3,918 cu m/sec.
www.geol.lsu.edu /WDD/EUROPEAN/Volga/volga.htm   (1468 words)

  
 Volga River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Volga River, the largest river system and one of the most important rivers of Europe rises northwest of Moscow in the Valday Hills and flows 3,700 km (2,300 mi) to the southeast before emptying into the Caspian Sea near the city of Astrakhan’.
The "Let’s Help the River Movement" is one such group that coordinates projects to "examine the health of the Volga River, actions to defend the river, and environmental education programs to teach children to reverse the harm being inflicted upon the watershed."
Regulation of logging in the Volga watershed, restrictions on the disposal of industrial waste, and artificial breeding of endangered fish species are among some other measures aimed at protecting and restoring the river.
www.public.asu.edu /~goutam/gcu325/volga.htm   (1352 words)

  
 Volga River Cruise with the Russian National Orchestra
Relish the relaxing hours as we slip by peaceful river towns along the tree-lined shore, and mingle with world-class musicians, including RNO founder and Artistic Director, Mikhail Pletnev.
Further on we explore Samara, rebel stronghold during Cossack and peasant revolts, before cruising on to Kazan, where a kremlin wall surrounds the old town, and both Orthodox churches and minarets are found.
Cruise the lesser-known reaches of the Volga in the heartland of Russia
www.mircorp.com /tour_volga.asp   (417 words)

  
 Volga, South Dakota - Welcomes You!
The City of Volga, located in western Brookings County, south central South Dakota, is located on US Highway 14, eight miles west of Interstate 29 and Brookings.
Volga was one of the territorial towns born during the great Dakota boom that started in 1877, becoming a reality due to the Chicago and Northwestern Railway’s push to the Black Hills in the west.
Majestic trees line the boulevards of Volga, and the eastern South Dakota climate is well-suited for manicured lawns and landscaping.
www.volgacity.com   (415 words)

  
 IA DNR: State Parks
The majority of Volga River is undeveloped, but there are a few parking lots where you can sit in your vehicle, enjoy the scenery and watch for wildlife while you eat lunch.
The Volga River Recreation Area is located in one of the most scenic parts of the state.
The Volga River Recreation Area is in Fayette County.
www.iowadnr.com /parks/state_park_list/volga_river.html   (738 words)

  
 Green Cross Italia
The Volga river basin covers 1358 thousand km2, spans 39 subjects of the Russian Federation, some of which are autonomous republics, and two regions of Kazakhstan.
The run-off of the Volga varies greatly from year to year; since 1881 the highest river run-off was registered in 1926 at 382 km3, and the lowest was 161 km3, in 1937.
Alongside the many rivers which form the basin water system, and which are the main source of drinking and technical water supplies for this enormous region, are a large number of hydroelectric power stations which provide 13 % of the basin’s electric power complex.
www.greencrossitalia.it /ita/acqua/wfp/volga_wfp_001.htm   (2856 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Volga River
The Volga river (Russian Во́лга, Tatar İdel, Идел, Mordvin Рав;, German Wolga) in Western Russia, Europe's longest river, with a length of 3,690 km (2,293 miles), provides the core of the largest river system in Europe.
The Volga and its tributaries form the Volga river system, which drains an area of about 1.35 million square kilometres in the most heavily populated part of Russia.
The Volga region is also home to a large German minority group, the Volga Germans.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Volga_River   (593 words)

  
 Skunk River Paddlers - Volga River
River treasures included petrified wood, jasper, coral with grids, fossils, one later determined to be 400 million years old, and shells and magic stones.
Clearly, the stretch of the river between Klock’s Island Access just outside Fayette to the bridge just past Wadena is best paddled in a boat that can take shallow waters, with at least a bit of rocker, and paddlers comfortable in reading water, backstroking, draws, prys, eddie turns, and braces.
The last section of the Volga River that we paddled on this trip, just downstream from Wadena, the limestone outcropping and wooded bluffs became less frequent and the river took on more cut banks, but still had a few riffles, drops, strainers and that remarkably clear water.
skunkriverpaddlers.tripod.com /volga01.htm   (933 words)

  
 Volga River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In some places (such as the mouth of the Kama River) the Volga reaches the width of 50 km (Kuybyshev Reservoir).
The river served as an important trade route connecting Scandinavia, Rus', and Volga Bulgaria with Khazaria and Persia.
Mongolian Buddhists Kalmyks resettled to Volga in the 17th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Volga_River   (1263 words)

  
 Volga River - IA
It is normally a very small river, and "high" means flowing about 4 or 5 feet deep according to the somewhat unofficial measurement of dipping the paddle blade down to the bottom occasionally.
Although we brought fishing gear along (as the Volga is supposed to contain a good population of "small" smallmouth bass), we never even made a cast- Just enjoyed the scenery and wildlife.
Fishing would have been tough, as the river was high, and fish-holding structure would have been tough to identify in these conditions.
www.paddling.net /places/showReport.html?170   (541 words)

  
 Volga River CruiseWebsite
The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John's Church looming on the horizon.
Stretching for 18 miles on both banks of the Volga, Yaroslavl is an important Volga port with a population of 600,000.
A cruise on Mother Volga, as the river is affectionately known, is really about discovering the Russia we hear little about, its historic cities and towns and the people who live in them (see story on cities of the Volga elsewhere in this section).
members.aol.com /ftc0cntrlr/Russia.htm   (8885 words)

  
 Rivers of Life: River Profiles - The Volga
Because of the building of dams for hydroelectric power, the Volga is navigable for most of it's 2,293 km (3,692m) length.
It's basin is broad and often swampy as it flows through low hills that are the leftover piles of rock and dirt (moraines) of glaciers.
At the Caspian Sea the Volga is an important source of water for the sea and its famous sturgeon fishery.
cgee.hamline.edu /rivers/Resources/river_profiles/Volga.html   (344 words)

  
 JRL 3-21-02 - Russia, Volga River Study
For the river is no longer as nature intended, and books on the Volga speak today of a drop of water now taking months instead of weeks to travel the river's now interrupted course.
And massive interference in the lives of the river's prized sturgeon where the river's lower reaches are harnessed by the huge hydro-electric power complex near Volgograd.
And the river's unique characteristic of lying within one single country gives the project a special chance of realizing dreams that would be far-fetched if it crossed national borders.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/6148-12.cfm   (798 words)

  
 WWF Global 200 Ecoregions -- Volga River Delta (157)
The Volga River Delta ecoregion is outstanding because of its species diversity, rich soils, mild climate, and large size.
The Volga River Delta supports millions of birds, many of which rely on the productive delta to rest and feed during migrations.
And throughout the Volga swim the rare white-eyed bream and the endemic Volga lamprey.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/g200/g157.html   (435 words)

  
 The Volga Germans Home Page
The Volga German colonies were founded during the years 1763 to 1772 by 30,623 colonists primarily from the central region of present day Germany.
The colonies were located on the unsettled Russian steppe near the banks of the Volga River.
Today, those born on the Volga and their descendants are scattered in many parts of the world including Canada, the United States, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, as well as those who remain in European Russia, Kazakhstan, and Siberia.
www.volgagermans.net   (110 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Volga River Delta
The deep green braids of the Volga River fan into a broad delta on the northwest shore of the Caspian Sea.
The Volga River delta is one of the most productive regions of the world for fish, particularly caviar-producing sturgeon, 25 percent of which live in the Volga River.
The Volga River is Europe’s longest river, flowing some 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles) from its source in the Valday hills of northwest Russia to the Caspian Sea.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16964   (383 words)

  
 volga.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Volga carries two thirds of Russia's freight, 25% of it being timber which is by far the most frequently carried cargo along the Volga Industry-Center of Large Petroleum Industry.
Irrigation-The river water is used for irrigation of crops, especially in the area south of Kuybyshev to the Caspian Sea.
Canals - Canals link the Volga with the Baltic sea the White sea the Black sea and the Don river where it and and the Volga flow very close together.
schools.4j.lane.edu /spencerbutte/StudentProjects/Rivers/volga.html   (353 words)

  
 Through A Russian Door
The mighty Volga arises in the Volga Hills north of Moscow, and continues in a great swooping arch to the Caspian Sea.
The Volga flows 2,300 miles from its source in the Valdai Hills north of Moscow to the Caspian Sea (through Nizhny Novgorod).
The Volga, besides being used for crop irrigation, is also extremely important to the commercial shipping of lumber and many other commodities.
www.bigwhitedog2.com /volgariver.htm   (395 words)

  
 Volga River - Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Wheat is mostly grown along the river because of the fertile land.
The Volga carries two thirds of Russia's freight, 25% of it being timber.
LENIN the former ruler of Russia and perhaps the most influential man of Russia was raised along the Volga.
web.bryant.edu /~langlois/ecology/stats.html   (157 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Volga River Delta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Volga River drains much of western Russia’s industrial region as it travels southward to empty into the Caspian Sea.
The Volga’s extensive distributaries (branches to the sea) harbor habitat and rich fishing grounds for Russia’s famous beluga sturgeon, the source of beluga caviar.
Shallow coastlines like the Volga delta are particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels.
earth.jsc.nasa.gov /EarthObservatory/Volga_River_Sediment.htm   (399 words)

  
 River Valley Tours - Moscow to St. Petersburg: the Volga Cruise
Cruise on the Volga, from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
View the lushly wooded landscape as you sail through the spectacular Moscow Canal, which connects the Moskva River and the city of Moscow with the Volga River.
Built in 1991, she is the last and most modern of the German-built river cruise ships.
www.rivervalleytours.com /volga.htm   (2341 words)

  
 Stream Fishing in Iowa: Article / Volga River
The Volga River flows from Volga Lake through Fayette and east towards Garber where it joins the Turkey River to flow into the Mississippi.
The river is not the best place in the state to catch a trophy smallie, but it does hold large numbers of fish in the ten to fourteen inch range.
The appeal of fishing the Volga lies in the beauty of the area, and the potential for catching some hard fighting smallmouth bass in a pretty small stream.
omega.grad.uiowa.edu /content.php?article.22   (433 words)

  
 WWF - Volga River Delta - A Global Ecoregion
The Volga River starts in the Valday Hills of northwestern Russia and flows 2,300 miles (3,700 km) before creating this delta and pouring into the Caspian Sea.
Water entering the Volga delta separates into more than 500 channels, arms, and rivulets and spreads out onto the adjacent floodplain forming shallow lakes.
White-eyed bream (Abramis sapa) and the endemic Volga lamprey (Caspiomyzon wagneri) are some of the rare fishes found in this ecoregion.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/volga_river_delta.cfm   (349 words)

  
 Skunk River Paddlers
Rivers and Lakes of Iowa map from the IDNR Geological Survey Bureau.
Volga River State Recreation Area - 2.5 miles north of Hwy 93 on Hwy 150.
Water occurring in any river, stream, or creek having definite banks and bed with visible evidence of the flow of water is flowing surface water and is declared to be public waters of the state of Iowa and subject to use by the public for navigation purposes in accordance with law.
www.skunkriverpaddlers.org   (2042 words)

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