Kakhovka Reservoir

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Kakhovka Reservoir
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Map of the Kakhovka Reservoir
Kakhovka Reservoir is located in Kherson Oblast
Kakhovka Reservoir
Kakhovka Reservoir
LocationKherson, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts
Coordinates47°28′N 34°10′E / 47.467°N 34.167°E / 47.467; 34.167Coordinates: 47°28′N 34°10′E / 47.467°N 34.167°E / 47.467; 34.167
TypeHydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflowsDnieper river
Primary outflowsDnieper river
Basin countriesUkraine
Max. length240 km (150 mi)
Max. width23 km (14 mi)
Surface area2,155 km2 (832 sq mi)
Average depth8.4 m (28 ft)
Max. depth26 m (85 ft)
Water volume18.2 km3 (14,800,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation44 m (144 ft)
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The Kakhovka Reservoir (Ukrainian: Каховське водосховище, Kakhovs’ke vodoskhovyshche) is a water reservoir on the Dnieper river in Ukraine. It was created in 1956 when the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant was built. It is one of several reservoirs in the Dnieper reservoir cascade.


The reservoir covers a total surface area of 2,155 square kilometres in the Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts of Ukraine.[1] It is 240 km long and up to 23 km wide. The depth varies from 3 to 26 metres and averages 8.4 meters. The total water volume is 18.2 km³.

It is used mainly to supply hydroelectric stations, the Krasnoznamianka Irrigation System, the Kakhovka Irrigation System, industrial plants such as the 5.7 GW Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, freshwater fish farms, the North Crimean Canal and the Dnieper–Kryvyi Rih Canal.[2] Its creation formed a deep-water route for ships to sail up the Dnieper.


See also


  1. ^ "КАХОВСЬКЕ ВОДОСХОВИЩЕ" [KAHOVSKY WATER RESERVOIR]. leksika.com.ua. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  2. ^ "Каховське водосховище | Енциклопедія Сучасної України" [Kakhov reservoir | Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine]. esu.com.ua. Retrieved 2020-06-12.

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