Kremenchuk Reservoir

Kremenchuk Reservoir

infobox lake
lake_name = Kremenchuk Reservoir
image_lake = Landsat Kremenchuk Water Reservoir.jpeg
location = Poltava and Cherkasy, and Kirovohrad Oblasts, Ukraine
type = Hydroelectric reservoir
basin_countries = Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
inflow = Dnieper River
outflow = Dnieper River
area = 2,250 km²
volume = 13.5 km³
coords = coord|49|16|N|32|38|E|type:waterbody_region:UA|display=inline,title

The Kremenchuk Reservoir ( _uk. 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. The reservoir was created in 1959 when the Kremenchuk Hydroelectric Power Plant was built.

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 on located on the reservoir are Cherkasy, and Svitlovodsk. The Sula River flows into the reservoir, forming a delta, with numerous islands.

ee also

* Threat of the Dnieper reservoirs

External links

* [,000 topographic map, showing the dam that creates the reservoir] ru icon

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