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Sheksna(shĭksnä`), river, c.100 mi (160 km) long flowing S between Lake Beloye and the Rybinsk Reservoir, NW European Russia. Cherepovets is on the river. The Sheksna forms a link in the Volga-Baltic WaterwayVolga-Baltic Waterway,
canal and river system, c.685 mi (1,100 km) long, N European Russia. It links the Volga River and the St. Petersburg industrial area. It consists of the Moscow-Volga Canal, the Volga River, the Rybinsk Reservoir, the Mariinsk system (composed of the
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an urban-type settlement and the administrative center of Sheksna Raion, Vologda Oblast, RSFSR. Water, railroad, and highway routes intersect at Sheksna. Situated on the Vologda-Leningrad highway, the settlement is served by the Sheksna railroad station and has a landing on the Volga-Baltic Waterway. It has a poultry farm, a butter factory, and plants that manufacture fiberboard and wood and flax products. The Muzlesdrev Timber Plant and a hydroengineering complex are also located at Sheksna.
a river in Vologda Oblast, RSFSR; a left tributary of the Volga. The Sheksna is 139 km long and drains an area of 19,000 sq km. It rises in Beloe Lake and empties into Sheksna Bay of the Rybinsk Reservoir. The river is fed primarily by snow. Its mean flow rate 28 km from the mouth is 172 cu m per sec. The Sheksna freezes over between late October and December, and the ice breaks up in April or early May. Its flow is regulated by the Cherepovets Hydroengineering Complex, which raises the water level of Beloe Lake. The river is part of the Volga-Baltic Waterway and the Severnaia Dvina Waterway System. The city of Cherepovets is situated on the shore of Sheksna Bay, near the mouth of the river.