Volga River coloured in bright green, Russia
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 08 August 2016 at 08:00:12 UTC
Keyword(s): Water colour, water quality, pollution, agriculture, river, reservoir lake, dam, Russia
The Volga is the longest river in Europe with 3531 km, flowing from an altitude of 228 m to -28 m. It is also Europe's largest river in terms of average discharge at delta at 8000-8500 m3/s and of drainage basin with a catchment area of 1 360 000 km². Samara reservoir, a 550 km long reservoir created by the Samara dam: with its 6450 km² surface area, it is the largest reservoir in Europe. The Kama River joins the Volga by flowing into this lake.