Kremenchuk Reservoir

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Kremenchuk Reservoir
Landsat Kremenchuk Water Reservoir.jpeg
Location Poltava, Cherkasy, and Kirovohrad Oblasts, Ukraine
Coordinates 49°16′N 32°38′E / 49.267°N 32.633°E / 49.267; 32.633Coordinates: 49°16′N 32°38′E / 49.267°N 32.633°E / 49.267; 32.633
Type Hydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflows Dnieper River
Primary outflows Dnieper River
Basin countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Max. length 149 km (93 mi)
Max. width 28 km (17 mi)
Surface area 2,250 km2 (870 sq mi)
Water volume 13.5 km3 (10,900,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation 77 m (253 ft)

The Kremenchuk Reservoir (Ukrainian: Кременчуцьке водосховище, Kremenchuts’ke Vodoskhovyshche) is the largest water reservoir located on the Dnieper River. Named for the city of Kremenchuk, it covers a total area of 2,250 square kilometres in the territories of the Poltava, Cherkasy, and Kirovohrad Oblasts in central Ukraine.

Map of the Kremenchuk Reservoir.

The reservoir is 149 km long, 28 km wide, and has an average depth of six meters. The total water volume is 13.5 km³. It is mainly used for irrigation, flood control, fishing, and transport within the area. The main ports located on the reservoir are Cherkasy, and Svitlovodsk (originally Khrushchev). The Sula River flows into the reservoir, forming a delta with numerous islands.

The reservoir was created in 1959 when the Kremenchuk Hydroelectric Power Plant was built. The body of water flooded the whole Novoheorhivsk Raion with 23 populated places ending up submerged including such historical places like Kryliv, Novoheorhivsk and others.[1]

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