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Ulba river in East Kazakhstan region.

Rafting and kayaking Ulba river.

Ulba is a river in the Irtysh basin.

Geographical position Ulba river.

It flows through the territory of the Altai region of the East Kazakhstan region. The length is 156 km, including the Kurkuryuk (Gromotukhinsky) branch. The catchment area is 4,990 km2.

Start of Ulba river.

The confluence of the Tikhaya and Kurkireuk rivers is called Ulba. It begins with the slope of the Ivanovo Range in Central Altai and flows into the Irtysh River.

Hydrology Ulba river.

The valley is steep, the upper reaches of the Ulba River have ravines 400 meters wide. It is replenished with melted snow and rainwater. 78.3% of the annual water resources flow along the riverbed in April-July, 15.2% in August-November and 6.5% in December-March. The mineral content in the water ranges from 100-300 mg / l during the flood to 500-700 mg / l during the flood. 102 m3 / s is 10 - 151 km higher than the long-term average discharge. Turbidity ranges from 50 g / m3 upstream to 200 g / m3 downstream. The average long-term consumption of the rock is 8.2 kg / h. Small Khayruzov, Tishinsky and Ulba hydropower plants were built along the river. The cities of Ridder and Ust-Kamenogorsk are located along this river.