Votkinsk Reservoir

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Votkinsk Reservoir
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Location Tchaikovsky
Coordinates 57°00′N 54°12′E / 57.0°N 54.2°E / 57.0; 54.2Coordinates: 57°00′N 54°12′E / 57.0°N 54.2°E / 57.0; 54.2
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Kama River
Primary outflows Kama River
Basin countries Russia
Max. length 365 km
Surface area 1120 km²
Average depth 8.4 m
Water volume 9.4 km3 (2.3 cu mi)

The Votkinsk Reservoir (Russian: Воткинское водохранилище), is a reservoir formed by the dam of the Votkinsk Hydroelectric Station on the Kama River in Perm Krai and Udmurtia, Russia. The reservoir filling took place in 1962-1964. The Votkinsk Reservoir has a surface area of 1,120 km² and a water volume of 9,4 cubic km. Its length is 365 km, major width - 9 km, average depth - 8,4 m. The Votkinsk Reservoir was created for the benefit of transportation and energetics. It also performs seasonal flow regulation. The cities of Perm, Krasnokamsk, Nytva, Okhansk, Osa, and Chaykovsky are located on the shores of the Votkinsk Reservoir.

View to reservoir and Votkinsk Hydroelectric Station

This article includes content derived from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 1969–1978, which is partially in the public domain.