The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Bolshaya Balakhnya

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Bolshaya Balakhnya – a river in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. Its length is 532 km, and the basin area is 12.6 thousand km2. It originates from lakes in the central part of the North Siberian Lowland, flows eastward through the waterlogged tundra and to a small bay on the western coast of the Khatanga Bay in the Laptev Sea, nourishes from rainfall and snow, freezes at the end of September, and breaks up at the beginning of June. It is rich in fish (muksun, Siberian white salmon, Arctic salmon).

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