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The Omoloy River
is a stream
A stream is a body of water with a current, confined within a bed and stream banks. Depending on its locale or certain characteristics, a stream may be referred to as a branch, brook, beck, burn, creek, "crick", gill , kill, lick, rill, river, syke, bayou, rivulet, streamage, wash, run or...
Siberia is an extensive region constituting almost all of Northern Asia. Comprising the central and eastern portion of the Russian Federation, it was part of the Soviet Union from its beginning, as its predecessor states, the Tsardom of Russia and the Russian Empire, conquered it during the 16th...
east of the Lena River
The Lena is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean . It is the 11th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest watershed...
. It flows northwards across the tundra into the Laptev Sea
The Laptev Sea is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean. It is located between the northern coast of Siberia, the Taimyr Peninsula, Severnaya Zemlya and the New Siberian Islands. Its northern boundary passes from the Arctic Cape to a point with co-ordinates of 79°N and 139°E, and ends at the Anisiy...
. Its mouth is located in the eastern coast of the Buor-Khaya Gulf
The Buor-Khaya Gulf or Buor-Khaya Bight is one of the most important gulfs of the Laptev Sea. It is located between the eastern side of the Lena delta on its western side and Cape Buor-Khaya at its NE end....
. The Omoloy River freezes up in October and stays under ice until late May or early June.
Latitude: 71.2269 N, Longitude: 131.9619 E
The basin of the Omoloy River is part of the Sakha
(Yakutia) administrative region of Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...
Its main tributaries are the Kuranah and the Arga Yuriah; both join the Omoloy from its left side more than halfway down its course.
The now extinct Beringian steppe bison
The Steppe Bison or steppe wisent was a bison found on steppes throughout Europe, Central Asia, Beringia, and North America during the Quaternary...
used to have its habitat in the area of the Omoloy River.