Sheshma

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Sheshma

 

a river in the Tatar ASSR and (in its upper course) in Kuibyshev Oblast; a left tributary of the Kama. The Sheshma is 259 km long and drains an area of 6,040 sq km. It rises on the Bugul’ma-Belebei Elevation and empties into Kama Gulf of the Kuibyshev Reservoir. The river is fed mainly by snow. High water occurs in April. The mean flow rate 86 km from the mouth is 11.1 cu m per sec. The Sheshma freezes over in November or early December, and the ice breaks up in April. The river is used as a water supply source.

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The lower reach of Sheshma river which recorded the maximum value of 35.0 km makes an exception.
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