Urkan

Urkan

 

the name of two rivers in Amur Oblast, RSFSR.

(1) A left tributary of the Zeia. The river measures 234 km in length and drains an area of 3,740 sq km. It originates in the Dzhagdy Range and flows through the Verkhniaia Zeia Plain. It is fed mostly by rain. The mean flow rate 19 km from the mouth is approximately 21 cu m per sec. The lower course is in the backwater from the Zeia Hydroelectric Power Plant.

(2) A right tributary of the Zeia. The river measures 304 km in length and drains an area of 16,200 sq km. It is formed by the confluence of the Bol’shoi Urkan and Malyi Urkan rivers and flows along the Amur-Zeia Plateau. It is fed mainly by rain. The mean flow rate 34 km from the mouth is 103 cu m per sec.

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Some 627 homes accommodating 795 people, among them 210 children, as well as 838 subsidiary plots, 15 sections of local roads and three bridges are inundated by heavy rains and Zeya and Urkan river floods in the Zeysky, Mazanovsky, Seryshevo, Blagoveshchensk, Shimanovsky and Konstantinovsky districts," the website said.
The pebble appears to reflect the sophisticated, abstract encoding of a message," says Erella Hovers of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who directed excavation at the Urkan e-Rub IIa site where the engraved stone turned up.
Unlike the latter two objects, the Urkan pebble has no apparent use other than the presentation of its mysterious abstract design, Hovers says.