Barskoon river

Barskaun (Barskoon), river. It flows through the territory of Jety-Oguz district. It starts in the central part of the Terskey Ala-Too from the Kerege-Tash pass (3,684 m) and flows into Lake Issyk-Kul. It is 62 km long and has a catchment area of 352 km². It has 49 tributaries, the largest of which are Dyungürömyo, Sharkyrak, At-Jailoo, Dzhany-Korgon, Kerege-Tash and others. In the basin of the river, there are 9 picturesque lakes and several waterfalls. The main source of feeding is melted snow and glacial waters. Flooding begins in May and ends in September. The average annual water flow is 4.07 m³/sec.
In the floodplain of the Barskaun River, mainly along its left bank, there are rock paintings. They are found in the area from the lake shore to the entrance to the gorge. Images of goats, deer, horses, camels, hunting scenes and others are carved on stones and rocks. Figures of goats predominate. Most of the images are given in the best traditions of the Scythian-Siberian animal style. The drawings were left by Saka people who lived in Barskaun gorge in the 7th-3rd century BC. discovered by D.F. Vinnik in 1959.

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