Emajogi

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Emajōgi

 

a river in the Estonian SSR. The Emajógi is 218 km long and drains an area of 9,960 sq km. The river rises in the lake Pühajärv. For the first 82 km of its course, before it passes through the lake Vortsjärv, it is known as the Väike-Emajógi; below the lake, for the last 101 km of its course, the river is called the Suur-Emajógi. It empties into Lake Chudskoe-Pskov. The Emajógi is fed by various sources, but predominantly by rain. High water occurs between April and mid-June. The mean flow rate is 71.6 cu m per sec. The Emajógi freezes over in December, and the ice breaks up in the second half of March. The river is navigable below Tartu.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In the Estonian ICZM process developed for the management of Emajogi River, the Focus Groups approach was selected in order to extract sufficient information for the different perceptions of various stakeholders (European Union 2010).
The largest inflow to Vortsjarv, the Vaike Emajogi, contributes 41% of the total riverine water discharge to the lake (Noges et al., 2008a).
There are many places and symbols in Tartu that are seen as characteristic of its identity, and the present exhibition has chosen four locations that are often associated with Tartu: the suburbs, the Emajogi River, the main building of the University of Tartu and Toome Hill.
Emajogi Tolliste E-ES 1050 Pedja Torve E-ES 776 Daugava Daugavpils SE-LV 64500 Sventoji Anyksciai SE-LT 3600 Nemunas Nemajunai SE-LT 42800 Marine type rivers Venta Kuldiga W-LV 8320 Minija Kartena W-LT 1230 Jura Taurage W-LT 1690 Kasari Kasari W-ES 2640 Parnu Oore W-ES 5150 Transitional type rivers Keila Keila N-ES 635 Purtse Luganuse N-ES 784 Lielupe Mezotne C-LV 9390 Gauja Sigulda C-LV 8510 Salaca Lagaste C-LV 3220 Dubysa Lyduvenai C-LT 1070 Susve Josvainiai C-LT 1100 River Record period Mean discharge (years) ([m.sup.3]/s) Continental type rivers Ahja 1960-2010 29.49 Avijogi 1955-2010 25.41 V.
The largest inflows are the Velikaya River in Russia and the Emajogi River in Estonia.
Supilinn was an old wooden house district that was in a relatively poor state, but favorably located in relation to the city of Tartu; it was right next to the city center, but also bordering to the countryside along the river Emajogi. It was a district where the difference between real estate prices was noticeable, and the population was made up of poorer people, and a contingent of the creative occupations and university students, but little by little residents with different values started to arrive.
The reason for this is that in the medieval location of the town, on the floodplain of River Emajogi, the soil is wet all year round due to ground water coming from Quaternary deposits.
For example, when the local censor banned publishing a panorama photograph of river Emajogi in Edasi, the editor received permission to publish it from the military censor in Riga.
The concentration of oil hydrocarbons is determined according to the monitoring programme in rivers falling to the sea and in the Emajogi River 6 times a year and in other rivers 1 or 2 times a year.
There are over 7,000 rivers and streams in Estonia but most of them are short, and poor in water: about 420 rivers are over 10 km in length and only 10 of them (Vohandu, Parnu, Poltsamaa, Pedja, Kasari, Keila, Jagala, Navesti, Emajogi, Pedetsi) have the length over 100 km.