Alazeia

Alazeia

 

a river in northeastern Yakut ASSR. It is 1,590 km long and has a basin area of 64,700 sq km. The Alazeia is formed from the junction of the Nel’kan and Kadylchan rivers on the Alazeia Plateau, and it empties into the East Siberian Sea. The riverbed of the Alazeia is extremely winding, and at the mouth, the river divides into a number of channels (the largest are Logashkina and Tynial’kut). In the Alazeia basin there are numerous small lakes (more than 24,000), which cover 14.4 percent of the land. The river is fed by snow and rain and has an average discharge at the mouth of 320 cubic meters per second. The river freezes at the end of September or the beginning of October and usually is frozen down to its bottom from mid-December to mid-May. The ice in the river breaks up at the end of May or the beginning of June. The largest tributary is the Rossokha (left).