Cheboksary Reservoir

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Cheboksary Reservoir
Location of Cheboksary Reservoir in Russia.
Location of Cheboksary Reservoir in Russia.
Cheboksary Reservoir
Coordinates56°18′00″N 46°42′53″E / 56.30000°N 46.71472°E / 56.30000; 46.71472Coordinates: 56°18′00″N 46°42′53″E / 56.30000°N 46.71472°E / 56.30000; 46.71472
Typeartificial lake
Max. width16 kilometres (9.9 mi)
Surface area2,190 square kilometres (850 sq mi)
Max. depth35 metres (115 ft)

Cheboksary Reservoir (Russian: Чебоксарское водохранилище, Chuvash: Шупашкар шыв усравĕ) is an artificial lake in the central part of the Volga River and formed by the Cheboksary Dam in Novocheboksarsk.[1][2]

A surface area of Cheboksary Reservoir is 2,190 square kilometres (850 sq mi), max width is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi), max depth is 35 metres (115 ft). The reservoir has partly flooded the Mari Depression.[3]

The largest cities on the Reservoir are Nizhny Novgorod, Cheboksary and Kozmodemyansk.


  1. ^ Mineeva, N. M.; Abramova, N. N. (2009). "Phytoplankton Pigments as Ecological State Indices of the Cheboksary Reservoir". Water Resources. 36 (5): 560–567. doi:10.1134/S009780780905008X.
  2. ^ Nazarova, L. B.; Semenov, V. F.; Sabirov, R. M.; Efimov, I. Yu. (2004). "The State of Benthic Communities and Water Quality Evaluation in the Cheboksary Reservoir". Water Resources. 31 (3): 316–322. doi:10.1023/B:WARE.0000028702.74325.c5.
  3. ^ Марийская низменность, Great Soviet Encyclopedia in 30 vols. / Ch. ed. A.M. Prokhorov . - 3rd ed. - M, 1969-1978.