Podkumok

Podkumok

 

a river in Stavropol’ Krai, RSFSR, a right tributary of the Kuma. It is 160 km long and drains an area of 2,220 sq km. Originating on the north slopes of the Greater Caucasus, it cuts a narrow gorge through the Skalistyi and Pastbishchnyi ranges. The Podkumok is fed primarily by snow. The mean flow rate is approximately 8 eu m per sec. The river is used extensively for irrigation. The cities of Kislovodsk, Essentuki, Piatigorsk, and Georgievsk are on the Podkumok, and there is a hydroelectric power plant on the river near Essentuki.

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It lies at an altitude between 600 and 2600m and extends from the modern town of Kislovodsk and its environs to the slopes of the Borgustan range in the north, the upper reaches of the Podkumok River in the west, Malij Dzhinal mountain in the east and the Kich-Malka River in the south.
Such terraces are located mainly in the lower reaches of the River Eshkakon where it flows into the Podkumok.