Elektrėnai Reservoir

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Elektrėnai Reservoir
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Elektrėnai Reservoir with Elektrėnai power plant in the distance
Coordinates 54°45′20″N 24°40′29″E / 54.75556°N 24.67472°E / 54.75556; 24.67472Coordinates: 54°45′20″N 24°40′29″E / 54.75556°N 24.67472°E / 54.75556; 24.67472
Type Artificial lake / reservoir
Primary inflows Strėva River, and 9 other rivulets
Primary outflows Strėva River
Basin countries Lithuania
Max. length 11 km
Max. width 3.1 km
Surface area 1,264 ha
Max. depth 31 m
Shore length1 34.1 km
Islands 18 islands cover 50.5 ha
Settlements Elektrėnai
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Elektrėnai Reservoir (Lithuanian: Elektrėnų marios), located south of the city of Elektrėnai, Lithuania, is the third-biggest artificial lake in Lithuania. It was created in 1961 by damming the Strėva River. It supplies cooling water to the 1,800 MW Elektrėnai Power Plant. A number of villages were drowned by the reservoir; over 140 of them were relocated. The reservoir also covered eight other lakes.

The reservoir covers about 1,264 hectares, with depths of over 30 meters.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Government of Elektrenai. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 

References[edit]

  • Elektrėnai, Vilnius: Jandrija, 2006