Batak Reservoir

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Batak Reservoir
Изглед към остров Голака от Цигов Чарк.jpg
LocationRhodope Mountains
Coordinates41°58′16″N 24°11′27″E / 41.97111°N 24.19083°E / 41.97111; 24.19083
Typedam
Primary outflowsMatnitsa river
Catchment area432 km2 (167 sq mi)
Basin countriesBulgaria
Surface area22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Max. depth35 m (115 ft) <dam height>
Water volume310 hm3 (1.1×1010 cu ft)
Surface elevation1,107 m (3,632 ft)
SettlementsTsigov Chark

The Batak Dam (Bulgarian: язовир Батак) is located in the Rhodope Mountains and is the third largest in Bulgaria. It attracts many tourists and fishermen, and the resort Tsigov Chark was built on its shore. The lake is situated just above the historic town of the same name.

There is a hydro-electric power plant at Batak, and it is close to Pazardzhik and Plovdiv.

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