Kremenchuk Reservoir

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Kremenchuk Reservoir
Landsat Kremenchuk Water Reservoir.jpeg
Location Poltava and Cherkasy, and Kirovohrad Oblasts, Ukraine
Coordinates 49°16′N 32°38′E / 49.267°N 32.633°E / 49.267; 32.633Coordinates: 49°16′N 32°38′E / 49.267°N 32.633°E / 49.267; 32.633
Type Hydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflows Dnieper River
Primary outflows Dnieper River
Basin countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Max. length 149 km
Max. width 28 km
Surface area 2,250 km²
Water volume 13.5 km³
Surface elevation 77 m

The Kremenchuk Reservoir (Ukrainian: Кременчуцьке водосховище, Kremenchuts’ke Vodoskhovyshche) is the largest water reservoir located on the Dnieper River. Named for the city of Kremenchuk, it covers a total area of 2,250 square kilometres in the territories of the Poltava, Cherkasy, and Kirovohrad Oblasts in central Ukraine. The reservoir was created in 1959 when the Kremenchuk Hydroelectric Power Plant was built.

Map of the Kremenchuk Reservoir.

The reservoir is 149 km long, 28 km wide, and has an average depth of six meters. The total water volume is 13.5 km³. It is mainly used for irrigation, flood control, fishing, and transport within the area. The main ports on located on the reservoir are Cherkasy, and Svitlovodsk. The Sula River flows into the reservoir, forming a delta, with numerous islands.

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