Podkumok River (Подкумок) is a river in Karachay-Cherkessia and Stavropol Krai, Russia, right tributary of the Kuma River. The length of the river is 160 km (100 miles). The area of its basin is 2,220 km² (857 mi²). The Podkumok River originates in the Greater Caucasus. It is widely used for irrigation. The biggest hydroelectric dam in Imperial Russia Water-powers Белые угли, built in 1903, was located on the Podkumok River near Yessentuki.