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Kakhovka Reservoir

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Primary inflows  Dnieper River
Max. length  240 km (150 mi)
Length  240 km
Area  2,155 km²
Volume  18.2 km³
Primary outflows  Dnieper River
Max. width  23 km (14 mi)
Surface elevation  44 m
Width  23 km
Outflow location  Dnieper
Kakhovka Reservoir photoswikimapiaorgp0000247355bigjpg
Type  Hydroelectric reservoir
Basin countries  Russia, Belarus, Ukraine

The Kakhovka Reservoir (Ukrainian: Каховське водосховище, Kakhovs’ke vodoskhovyshche) is a water reservoir located on the Dnieper River.

Contents

Map of Kakhovka Reservoir, Ukraine

The reservoir was created in 1956 when the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant was built.

Geography

It covers a total surface area of 2,155 square kilometres in the territories of the Kherson, Zaporizhia, and the Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts of Ukraine.

The reservoir is 240 km long, up to 23 km wide, and has an average depth of 8.4 meters (with depth varying from 3 to 26 m). The total water volume is 18.2 km³. It is mainly used to supply hydroelectric stations, the Krasnoznamianka Irrigation System and the Kakhovka Irrigation System, industrial plants, freshwater fish farms, the North Crimean Canal and the Dnieper–Kryvyi Rih Canal. With its creation, it has created a deep-water route, allowing deep-sea ships to sail up the Dnieper.

References

Kakhovka Reservoir Wikipedia


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