Chapaevka

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Chapaevka

 

(also Mocha), a river in Kuibyshev Oblast, RSFSR; a left tributary of the Volga. The Chapaevka is 298 km long and drains an area of 4,310 sq km. It rises on the upland known as the Sinii Syrt and flows through a wide valley before emptying into the Saratov Reservoir. Fed mainly by snow, the river flows intermittently in its upper course. The mean flow rate 179 km from the mouth is 2.53 cu m per sec. The Chapaevka freezes over in November, and the ice breaks up in April. The river is navigable for the 34 km from the city of Chapaevsk to the Volga.

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