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The most southern influent of Lagoda see


Wolkow River | Russia: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 224 km
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Not navigable all through
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Newa / Svyr / Volga-Baltic States-Canal | Russia

Ilmensee is fed by the small rivers of Lowat, Poliste and Schelon. All three together leave the lake as River Wolchow. This means that the short river, for Russian measures, starts with an imposing width right at the beginning.
It ends as southern influent of Lagoda see already after 224 km. Navigation on the river was once for the towns of Kirishi and especially Novgorod upstream of great importance but since the lock of the weir at the town of Wolkow is not working anymore there is only regional leisure boating left now.
Novgorod has just a wharf for excursion ships, the former port of Kirishi is silted up and facilities at the town of Wokow demolished.
Before the river flows into Lagoda see, it has access to the southern by-pass canal but this one is also not navigable all through.