Topolnitsa Reservoir

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Topolnitsa Dam
Язовир Тополница
Topolnitsa Dam 157.JPG
The far northern part of the Topolnitsa Dam, near the village of Poibrene.
Location Pazardzhik Province and Sofia Province, Sredna Gora
Coordinates 42°25′53″N 24°00′18″E / 42.43139°N 24.00500°E / 42.43139; 24.00500Coordinates: 42°25′53″N 24°00′18″E / 42.43139°N 24.00500°E / 42.43139; 24.00500
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Topolnitsa
Primary outflows Topolnitsa
Catchment area 1,381 km2 (533 sq mi)
Basin countries Bulgaria
Max. length 8.7 km (5.4 mi)
Max. width 1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface area 4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Max. depth 70 m (230 ft) (based on dam)
Water volume 137×10^6 m3 (111,000 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Settlements Poibrene, Muhovo

Topolnitsa (Bulgarian: Тополница) is a reservoir in the Sredna Gora mountain, western Bulgaria.

Its construction began in 1948 and was finished in 1963. It was built on the Topolnitsa river just south of the village of Muhovo. The main purpose of the Topolnitsa Dam is to irrigate agricultural lands in the Upper Thracian Plain. The walls of the dam are concrete and are 78 m high. The maximum volume is 137.000.000 m3. There is a small hydro power plant. The catchment area of the dam is 1,381 km² and the annual precipitation in that area is 603 mm.

There are many villas and bungalows around the shores of the dam. It is a good place for fishing with the abundance of carp, rudd, perch and other species of freshwater fish.

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