Podkamennaya Tunguska

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Podkamennaya Tunguska
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Map of the Podkamennaya Tunguska basin
Physical characteristics
 • coordinates
61°35′40″N 90°08′00″E / 61.5944°N 90.1333°E / 61.5944; 90.1333Coordinates: 61°35′40″N 90°08′00″E / 61.5944°N 90.1333°E / 61.5944; 90.1333
Length1,865 km (1,159 mi)
Basin size240,000 km2 (93,000 sq mi)
 • average1,750 m3/s (62,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionYeniseyKara Sea

The Podkamennaya Tunguska (Russian: Подкаменная Тунгуска, literally Tunguska under the stones; Evenki: Дулгу Катэнӈа[citation needed]) also known as Middle Tunguska or Stony Tunguska, is a river in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.


The Podkamennaya Tunguska is an eastern, right tributary of the Yenisey. It is 1,865 kilometres (1,159 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 240,000 square kilometres (93,000 sq mi). The name of the river comes from the fact that it flows under pebble fields without open water.[clarification needed] As early as 1610 Russians from Mangazeya had passed the Podkamennaya Tunguska's confluence with the Yenisey; by the 1620s Mangazeya Cossacks and trappers had ascended it seeking fur-tribute from the local Tungus clans. The Tunguska event in June 1908 occurred near this river, some 8 km (5.0 mi) SSE of Lake Cheko.

In its upper reaches the river is known as Katanga. Its valley forms the northern boundary of the Yenisey Range, north of which rises the Tunguska Plateau. The main tributaries of the Podkamennaya Tunguska are the and from the right, and and from the left.

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  1. Река ПОДКАМЕН.ТУНГУСКА in the State Water Register of Russia (Russian)
  2. Fisher, Raymond Henry (1943). The Russian Fur Trade, 1550–1700. University of California Press.
  3. Forsyth, James (1992). A History of the Peoples of Siberia: Russia's North Asian colony 1581–1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ Подкаменная Тунгуска, Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  5. Енисейский кряж, Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  6. Geographic Encyclopedia - Tunguska Plateau (in Russian)