Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ussuri River

The Ussuri River is a river in the east of Northeast China and south of the Russian Far East. It rises in the Sikhote-Alin range, flowing north, forming part of the -Russian border based on the Sino-Russian Convention of Peking in 1860, until it joins the Amur River at Khabarovsk . It is approximately 897 in length. The area of the Ussuri is 193,000 km?. Its waters come from rain , snow and . The Ussuri River is known for its catastrophic floods. It freezes up in November and stays under the ice until April. The river teems with different kinds of fish: grayling, sturgeon, humpback salmon , chum salmon and others.

The Sino-Soviet border conflict of 1969 took place on the Ussuri River.

Also, the Ussuri is a tributary of the Amur River.

Major tributaries of the Ussuri River are:
* Muling River
* Naoli River
* Songacha River
* Arsenyevka River
* Bikin River
* Khor River
* Bolshaya Ussurka River

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