Volgograd Reservoir

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Volgograd Reservoir
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Coordinates 49°07′31″N 44°56′08″E / 49.125278°N 44.935556°E / 49.125278; 44.935556Coordinates: 49°07′31″N 44°56′08″E / 49.125278°N 44.935556°E / 49.125278; 44.935556
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Volga River
Primary outflows Volga River
Basin countries Russia
Max. length 540 km
Max. width 17 km
Surface area 3117 km²
Water volume 31.5 km³
Settlements Kamyshin

The Volgograd Reservoir (Russian: Волгоградское водохранилище) is a reservoir in Russia formed at the Volga River by the dam of the Volga Hydroelectric Station. It lies within the Volgograd Oblast and Saratov Oblast and named after the city of Volgograd. It was constructed during 1958-1961.

Its area is 3,117 km², volume is 31,5 km², length is 540 km, maximal width is 17 km, average depth is 10.1 m. It is the third largest reservoir in Russia (after Kuybyshev Reservoir and Rybinsk Reservoir).