Catchment area of the Worskla (Ворскла) with its confluence with the Dnieper
Belgorod Oblast ( Russia ),
Poltava , Sumy ( Ukraine )
|Drain over||Dnepr → Black Sea|
|source||in Belgorod Oblast
|muzzle||in the Dnepr dammed up to the Kamjansker reservoir
|Catchment area||14,700 km²|
||28.5 m³ / s
|Left tributaries||Merla , Kolomak , Tahamlyk|
|Right tributaries||Vorsklytsia , Boromlya|
|Small towns||Kobeljaky , Graiworon , Borissowka , Tomarowka , Novi Sanschary , Bilyky , Dykanka|
Vorskla near Poltava
It rises in the western foothills of the Central Russian Ridge near Iwnja, northwest of the Russian oblast capital Belgorod . From its source it flows in a south-westerly direction into the Ukraine , with the right bank cutting deep into the Poltava plateau in the middle reaches. The Worskla flows into the Poltava Oblast in the Dnepr, which is dammed up to form the Kamjansk reservoir .
Tributaries are Worsklyzja (Russian Worskliza) and Boromlja (right) as well as Merla , Kolomak and Tahamlyk (left). There are several nature reserves along the river. The river is navigable between the mouth and Kobeljaky.
- Article Worskla in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia (BSE) , 3rd edition 1969–1978 (Russian)http: //vorlage_gse.test/1%3D006713~2a%3D~2b%3DWorskla