The Dnieper and the Desna Rivers' drainage basin. In this map, Belarus is shown in yellow, Russia in green and Ukraine in deep red.
|⁃ location||Smolensk Heights, |
|near Kiev, Ukraine|
|360 m3/s (13,000 cu ft/s)|
In Ukraine, the river's width ranges from 60 to 250 metres (200 to 820 ft), with its average depth being 3 m (10 ft). The mean annual discharge at its mouth is 360 m3/s (13,000 cu ft/s). The river freezes over from early December to early April, and is navigable from
The Desna River originates in the Smolensk Heights of
After its confluence with the
The Desna has 18 right and 13 left tributaries. The most significant are: