Volga River Basin Rainfall in Average Year

As a whole the basin uniformly receives low rainfall amounts. This area possesses a continental climate making the winters cold and summers hot. Also the eastern edge of the basin is bordered by the Ural Mountains which extend north south from the Arctic ocean. The low rainfall levels highlight the importance of the tributaries, particularly the Oka and Kama rivers. Both are mountain sourced rivers, the Kama river originates in the Ural’s and more than doubles the flow into the Volga river. The lower reaches of the river receives very low rainfall amounts despite this the region possesses marshy conditions.

Average Total Rainfall (mm/yr)

Bargraph referencing the colours on the rainfall maps.

Other Volga Maps

Volga Rainfall Maps