Varvara reservoir is located 20 km (12 mi) south from Mingachevir reservoir. It was built in 1952 to manage the water flow of the daily outflow of water from Mingachevir reservoir discharging into Kura river, in order to produce electricity. The overall area is 22.5 km2 (8.7 sq mi) and the reservoir volume is 0.06 km3 (0.014 cu mi). The depth of water in the reservoir is 8.2 m (27 ft) and the surface area is 20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi). The length of the reservoir is 13 km (8.1 mi) and its width is 3.4 km (2.1 mi). The shoreline length is 31 km (19 mi).