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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river of northern Mongolia and southeast Russia flowing about 1,207 km (750 mi) east and north to Lake Baikal.

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  • The second major source of pollution is the Selenga river which drains Ulan Ude and several cities in Russia and Mongolia, despite the installation of more than 100 wastewater treatment plants during the past decade.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • Agricultural and urban waste from the river Selenga and potential oil and gas exploration in the Selenga delta.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • The Selenga delta Ramsar site has 6 rangers and a hunting manager.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • On migration, 5-7 million waders and waterbirds pass through the Selenga delta.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • Recently, exploration of the Selenga delta for oil and gas and a pipeline from there to China have been proposed.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • Coal-fired plants in the southern city of Slyudyanka and industry in the northern city of Severobaikalsk continue to pollute the lake as do 16 surrounding towns and more than 50 industrial enterprises along its shores. 150 km of the south shore is polluted and Irkutsk hydropower dam increases the level of the lake, threatening the ecology of the Selenga delta.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • The vegetation of the Selenga delta is of reedbeds, regularly flooded sedge meadows and shrub willow.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • It is walled in by mountains: the narrow Primorskiy and Baikalskiy ranges to the west, the Barguzinskiy and Ulan-Bagasy ranges on the east and the Khamar Daban mountains in the south. 335 main tributaries flow in from these, the largest rivers being the Selenga, Turka, Barguzin and Upper Angara.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • Selenga, 200 versts from Verchore Udevisk and not many miles from the eastern shore of the Baikal, which have a temperature of 48 degrees

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882

  • Selenga; the Kalmucks, a nomad people in the Government of Astrakhan, as also in Tomsk, in the country of the Don Cossacks, and partly in the Government of Stavropol.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

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