Svapa

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Svapa

 

(also Svopa), a river in Kursk Oblast, RSFSR. The Svapa originates on the border with Orel Oblast. It is a right tributary of the Seim River of the Dnieper River basin and measures 197 km long and drains an area of 4,990 sq km. It flows within the Central Russian Upland. The river is fed primarily by snow. High water is in March and April. The mean flow rate 75 km from the mouth is 16.7 cu m per sec. The Svapa freezes in November or December, and the ice breaks up in March or the first half of April. The city of Dmitriev-L’govskii is on the river.

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