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The eastern link River Volga - White Sea

Suchona River | Russia: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 558 km
Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: Waterway in reclusion, an adventure
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Hardly existent

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River Suchona
flows out of Lake Kubena north of the town of Voöogda and becomes after 558 km at Weliki Ustjug, where River Jug flows into it from the south, to Severnaja Dvina. In the west of Lake Kubena, the river has a link to Volga-Baltie Sea-Waterway by a canal. 

The river crosses a strongly forested area with few communities. Bigger places along the banks are Sokol, Tot'ma and Velikiy Ustyug. River Suchona is supposed to be navigable except of October to May and during the summer with low water! The canal is because of its lock dimensions between Lake of Kubena and Volga-Baltic Sea-Waterway south of Kirillow only navigable with smaller boats.