The major rivers in the Krasnoyarsk city area are Yenisey,
Mana,Bazaikha and Kacha, the latter flowing throughout the historical
center of the city. Due to the nature of the terrain, a few natural
lakes exist in the Krasnoyarsk neighborhood.
The forests close to the
city are mostly pine and birch; further out,aspen becomes dominant in
many areas. The moss-covered fir and Siberian pine replaces other wood
in the mountains westward of the Karaulnaya River, in about 15
kilometers (9.3 mi) to the west from the city, the forests to the south
are mostly pine, fir and aspen.
system (three lines) has been in planning and construction phases in
Krasnoyarsk for decades. The first three stations have not been opened
yet, but several construction sites around the city are visible. The
date of the opening is uncertain, as works on the system have been
stopped since 2010.
Krasnoyarsk lies on the Yenisei River and historically has been an important junction on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
was served by two airports: Yemelyanovo Airport is the main airport
that handles both medium and long haul domestic plus international
flights, and is located 27 kilometers (17 mi) northwest of the city. The
secondary Cheremshanka Airport used to handle short haul flights.
Cheremshanka has lost its eminent role as the main base airport for an
extensive network of local air services (MVL) in Krasnoyarsk Region
formerly served by the local Aeroflot Krasnoyarsk Directorate. In
December 2011 a fire broke out at the Cheremshanka airport which
destroyed the terminal building and the air traffic control tower