Pinega(redirected from Pinega River)
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an urban-type settlement in Pinega Raion, Arkhangel’sk Oblast, RSFSR. Landing on the right bank of the Pinega River, 230 km east of Arkhangel’sk. Pinega has a logging and timber distribution establishment, a creamery, and a sovkhoz that raises livestock for meat and dairy products.
a river in Arkhangel’sk Oblast, RSFSR. A right tributary of the Severnaia Dvina River, the Pinega is 779 km long and drains an area of 42,600 sq km.
The Pinega flows primarily across a wide floodplain. In the lower course it flows close to the Kuloi River, with which it is connected by the Kuloi Canal; the Kuloi then empties into Mezen’ Bay of the White Sea. The Pinega is fed primarily by snow and secondarily by rain. Its mean flow rate is approximately 430 cu m per sec. The Pinega freezes in the second half of October or early November, and the ice breaks up in the second half of April or first half of May. The main tributaries are, on the left, the Vyia, lula, and Pokshenga and, on the right, the Ilesha and Ezhuga. The river is navigable from Gorka landing (approximately 580 km from the river’s mouth).