Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir

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Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir
Landsat Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir.JPG
Landsat satellite photo
Location Kamianske (to the south), Poltava, Kirovohrad and Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts, Ukraine
Coordinates 48°48′N 34°06′E / 48.800°N 34.100°E / 48.800; 34.100Coordinates: 48°48′N 34°06′E / 48.800°N 34.100°E / 48.800; 34.100
Type Hydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflows Dnieper River
Primary outflows Dnieper River
Catchment area 567 km2 (219 sq mi)
Basin countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Max. length 114 km (71 mi)
Max. width 8 km (5.0 mi)
Surface area 567 km2 (219 sq mi)
Max. depth 15 m (49 ft)
Water volume 2.45 km3 (1,990,000 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 104 m (341 ft)

The Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir (Ukrainian: Дніпродзержинське водосховище, Dniprodzerzhyns'ke vodoskhovyshche) is a water reservoir located on the lower part of the Dnieper River in Ukraine. Named after the former name of the city of Kamianske (on 19 May 2016 the Ukrainian parliament voted to rename the city of Dniprodzerzhynsk into Kamianske to comply with decommunization laws[1]), it covers a total area of 567 square kilometres within the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. It was formed in 1963-1965. The reservoir is mainly used for generating hydroelectric power, transportation, fish farming, and human consumption

Map of the Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir with the former name of Kamianske

The reservoir is 114 km in length, 5 km in width (8 km max.); has a depth of 15 meters, and a volume of 2.45 km³. During winter, the reservoir freezes over.

The ports of Kremenchuk and the Dnieper Mineral Enrichment Complex in Horishni Plavni are located on the reservoir. The Dniprodzerzhynsk Hydroelectric Station, constructed during 1956–1965, is also located on the reservoir.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Рада перейменувала Дніпродзержинськ на Кам'янське" (in Ukrainian). Українські Національні Новини. 19 May 2016. Archived from the original on 19 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
    Poroshenko signs laws on denouncing Communist, Nazi regimes, Interfax-Ukraine. 15 May 20
    Goodbye, Lenin: Ukraine moves to ban communist symbols, BBC News (14 April 2015)