Dnieper Reservoir

Dnieper Reservoir. (Map: Dnieper Reservoir.) A large reservoir created in 1932 with the building of the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station. It is 129 km long and extends along the Dnieper River from just above Zaporizhia to just below Dnipropetrovske.The reservoir has an average width of 3.2 km (7 at its widest point) and an average depth of 8 meters (53 at its deepest). Lenin Lake, stretching for approx 10 km at the mouth of the Samara River, flows into the north end of the reservoir. The creation of the reservoir inundated the historic Dnieper Rapids.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

List of related links from Encyclopedia of Ukraine pointing to Dnieper Reservoir entry:

A referral to this page is found in 6 entries.

Click Home to get to the IEU Home page; to contact the IEU editors click Contact.
To learn more about IEU click About IEU and to view the list of donors and to become an IEU supporter click Donors.  

©2001 All Rights Reserved. Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.