Charysh

Charysh

 

a river in Altai Krai, RSFSR; a left tributary of the Ob’. The Charysh measures 547 km in length and drains a basin 22,200 sq km in area. It originates on the slopes of the Korgon Range, flowing through hilly and later flat terrain. It is fed primarily by snow. The mean flow rate 82 km from the mouth is 192 cu m per sec. The river freezes over in the lower course in late October or November and in the upper course in December; the ice breaks up in late March or April. The main tributaries are the Inia, Belaia, and Loktevka on the left and the Maralikha on the right. The Charysh is navigable 83 km from the mouth. It is used for irrigation.

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Potanin had spent a half-year conducting forays in the Altai from a base at the Charysh Cossack Station in 1855; and he saw links and parallels among Hebrew, early Christian, medieval Europe, and epic legends of Mongolia and southern Siberia.