Kamianske Reservoir

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Kamianske Reservoir
Landsat Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir.JPG
Landsat satellite photo
LocationKamianske (to the south), Poltava, Kirovohrad and Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts, Ukraine
Coordinates48°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
TypeHydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflowsDnieper River
Primary outflowsDnieper River
Catchment area567 km2 (219 sq mi)
Basin countriesRussia, Belarus, Ukraine
Max. length114 km (71 mi)
Max. width8 km (5.0 mi)
Surface area567 km2 (219 sq mi)
Max. depth15 m (49 ft)
Water volume2.45 km3 (1,990,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation104 m (341 ft)

The Kamianske Reservoir (Ukrainian: Кам'янське водосховище, Kamians'ke vodoskhovyshche) is a water reservoir located on the lower part of the Dnieper River in Ukraine. Named after the name of the city of Kamianske, 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 Kamianske Reservoir with the former name of the city

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 Middle Dnieper Hydroelectric Power Plant, constructed during 1956–1965, is also located on the reservoir.