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Rivers of the Northern, Sub-Polar, and Polar Urals

Some rivers of the basins of the Kara and Barents Seas Rivers originate in the mountain ridges of the Sub-Polar Urals. The hydrographic net of the Sub-Polar Urals includes basins of the Malaya Ob’ and Northern Sos’va  Rivers; Lyapin, Khulga, Malaya Sos’va, Tapsui, Visim, Vogulka, Kempazh with numerous branches are major rivers. It is thought that Lyapin (or Khulga) is the major  river of the eastern slope of the Sub-Polar Urals.
Lyapin (or Khulga) is the largest left tributary of Northern Sosva,  originated at the confluence of rivers of Khaima-Yu and Grube-Yu.
 
Much of right tributaries of the Lyapin River (Balban-Yu (eastern), Khalmer-Yu, Naroda, Man’ya, Schekur’ya, etc.) originate on the main dividing  ridge, cutting  high-altitude,   medium-altitude, and rolling-plain zones on the way down. In the high-altitude zone most of rivers  flow along  meandering trough valleys bordered by  steep slopes,  hilly areas sometimes and chains of mountain lakes (Naroda, Khobe-Yu, etc. ).   

The major rivers of the western slope of the Sub-Poalr Urals (tributaries of the Pechora River) are Schugor (tributaries of Volokovka, Torgovaya, Big Patok, and Small Patok)  Kos-Yu (tributaries of Kozhim and Vangyr),  and  Big Synya.

Rivers of the Sub-Poar Urals are ice-covered for most of the year.    Lower reaches of rivers of the Lyapin River basin   open usually up in mid-May; rivers of the Pechora River--in the end of  May. Spring ice-drift lasts during nearly two weeks. The most intensive ice-dift is typical of rivers (Schugor, Kos-Yu, and Kozhim)  of the western slope of the Sub-Polar Urals, where the water level could rise up to 10-14 meters. 

In the mid-October  ice flow drift begins on most of northern rivers of the Urals.   It lasts for about 2-3 weeks. Freeze-up on rivers  normally occurs in Late October-Early November. 

Detailed description of mountainous rivers of Northern, Sub-Polar, and Polar Urals, which our expeditions are organized.

Lopsiya

Kharuta

Youtyn’ya (Eltyn’ya, Noutyn’ya)

Yangtumb

Khuntun’ya

Nyais

Man’ya

Vol’ya

Naroda

Tykotlova 

Khulga

Khaima

Grube-yu (Grubeyu)

Parnuk

Kolokol’nya

Mokraya Synya

Pozhema-yu (Pozhemayu)

Chigimkharuta 

Laptapai 

Sukhaya Synya

Synya