Sarsang Reservoir

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Sarsang Reservoir
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Location De jure: Tartar District, Azerbaijan
De facto: Martakert Region, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Coordinates 40°10′53.05″N 46°37′1.44″E / 40.1814028°N 46.6170667°E / 40.1814028; 46.6170667Coordinates: 40°10′53.05″N 46°37′1.44″E / 40.1814028°N 46.6170667°E / 40.1814028; 46.6170667
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Tartar river
Primary outflows Tartar river
Basin countries De jure: Azerbaijan
De facto: Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan
Surface area 14.2 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Water volume 560 million m3

The Sarsang Reservoir is a large reservoir located de jure in Tartar District of Azerbaijan and de facto in Martakert Region of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic,[1] formed by a hydroelectric dam. It is one of Azerbaijan's 61 water reservoirs;[2][3] however, Azerbaijan does not control the territory it is located on.

Overview[edit]

Sarsang Reservoir was built on Tartar River in 1976. The area of the reservoir is 14.2 km2 (5.5 sq mi).[2] The overall volume of the reservoir is 575 million m3.[4] The height of the dam at the reservoir is 125 m (410 ft). The reservoir has the tallest dam out of all dams in Azerbaijan. Since opening, the reservoir has provided irrigation water for 100,000 ha (250,000 acres) of agricultural lands in Tartar, Agdam, Barda, Goranboy, Yevlakh and Aghjabadi raions of Azerbaijan.[5]

Sarsang Hydro Power Plant with capacity of 50 megawatt is based on the reservoir and operated by Artsakh HEK OJSC.[6] It is the main source of electric energy for Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (40-60%).[7]

With its beautiful surrounding nature, Sarsang reservoir is expected to be one of the major tourism centers of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in the long run.[1][8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tatul Hakobyan (2005-12-13). "SARSANG RESERVOIR A REST ZONE". Azg Daily. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Ecology of Azerbaijan: Su anbarları
  3. ^ Geographical names supplied by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: Sərsəng Su Anbarı, Azerbaijan Retrieved on 25 October 2010
  4. ^ NAGORNO KARABAKH IN FIGURES 2010. Stepanakert: The National Statistical Service of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. 2010. p. 7. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  5. ^ AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI MELİORASİYA VƏ SU TƏSƏRRÜFATI AÇIQ SƏHMDAR CƏMİYYƏTİ: SU ANBARLARI
  6. ^ Artsakh HEK and ArmenBrok. "IPO Investment Memorandum". Armenbrok CJSC. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ Mediamax (2009-03-03). ""Artsakh Hydroelectric Power Plant" realizes the first IPO in Armenia". Banks.am. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Arpi Harutyunyan (2006-10-27). "More than War: Tourism business building to show another side of Karabakh". ArmeniaNow. Retrieved 12 January 2011.