Lena

Watershed statistics

  • Country: Russia
  • Large-scale drainage area: Russian Arctic (Arctic)
  • Drainage: 2,306,772 km2
  • Runoff: 533 km3/yr
  • Suspended sediment: 15.9 Mt/yr
  • Population density: 1 people/km2
  • Large cities: 1
  • Cropland: 2%
  • Developed: 1%
  • Modified land area: 3%
  • Forest loss: 19%
  • Large dams: 2
  • Sediment trapping efficiency: 0.01 (fraction)

Reference: Revenga, C., S. Murray, J. Abramovitz, and A. Hammond, 1998. Watersheds of the World: Ecological Value and Vulnerability. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute.

Lena and Kolyma River watersheds © Greg Fiske, WHRC

Lena and Kolyma River watersheds © Greg Fiske, WHRC