Molochna River [Молочна; Moločna; also Токмак; Tokmak]. See Google Map. A river in Southern Ukraine in Zaporizhia oblast that flows into Molochne Lake. It is 197 km long and drains a basin area of 3,450 sq km. Three reservoirs have been built on the river. Its waters are used for industrial consumption, irrigation, and pisciculture. The main cities located on the river are Tokmak, Molochansk, and Melitopol.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]