Chulyshman Plateau

Chulyshman Plateau

 

an upland plain in the eastern Altai, between the Chulyshman River valley on the southwest and the Shapshal Range on the northeast. In the western and southern parts of the Chulyshman Plateau, massifs composed of crystalline schists and granites rise to a maximum elevation of 3,148 m above the generally flat surface, whose average elevation is 2,000–2,200 m. The Chulyshman Plateau is drained by right tributaries of the Chulyshman River, including the Chul’cha and the Shavla. Larch and nut pine-larch taiga grow on the slopes of the plateau to elevations of 2,000 m; stony mountain tundra is found at higher elevations.

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