Kaniv Reservoir

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Kaniv Reservoir
Kaniv Reservoir.GIF
Location Kaniv (to the south), Cherkasy and Kiev Oblasts, Ukraine
Coordinates 49°55′34″N 31°28′46″E / 49.92611°N 31.47944°E / 49.92611; 31.47944Coordinates: 49°55′34″N 31°28′46″E / 49.92611°N 31.47944°E / 49.92611; 31.47944
Type Hydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflows Dnieper River
Primary outflows Dnieper River
Basin countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Max. length 162 km
Max. width 5 km
Surface area 675 km²
Average depth 5.5 m
Water volume 2.6 km³
Surface elevation 87 m

The Kaniv Reservoir (Ukrainian: Канівське водосховище, Kanivs'ke vodoskhovyshche) is a water reservoir located on the Dnieper River in Ukraine. Named after the city of Kaniv, it covers a total area of 675 square kilometres within the Cherkasy and Kiev Oblasts.[1] It was created in 1972 because of the dams of the Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Dnieper River.

The reservoir is 162 km long, up to 5 km wide, and has an average depth of 5.5 meters. The total water volume is 2.6 km³.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Kaniv Reservoir". Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Retrieved 2008-01-24.