||It has been suggested that Ternopil pond - the beauty of the city be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2013.|
View of the pond
|Location||Ternopil, Ternopil Oblast|
|Built||March 15, 1548|
Ternopil Pond (Ukrainian: Тернопільський став, known as Komsomol Lake before 1992, non-official Ternopil Lake) is a reservoir in Ternopil, Ukraine. It was created in 1548 by Jan Amor Tarnowski as one link in a chain of fortifications encircling his residence, the Tarnopol Castle. In the 16th century the pond stretched for 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) up to the high dam carrying the Lwów Highway.
The pond, formerly renowned for its fisheries, had silted up by the mid-20th century and was further damaged during the Second World War. It was reconstructed and expanded in 1952 to include a network of marshes bordering the Seret River. There is an old Soviet motor ship still operating on the pond. A local version of the Jet d'Eau was inaugurated in 1975.
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