Donets-Donbas Canal

Donets-Donbas Canal (officially known as the Siverskyi Donets-Donbas Canal). (Map: Donets-Donbas Canal.) Canal built in 1954–8 in the Donetsk oblast. It extends from the Donets River near the village of Raihorodok to the city of Donetsk. Its length is 131.6 km; bottom width, 1.5–3.0 m; and depth, 3.5–4.8 m. From the Donets to Donetsk the water's elevation is raised 248 m. The flow capacity is 25 cu m/sec. Among the canal's hydrotechnological projects is a series of reservoirs, four pumping stations, and seven filtration stations. The canal is an important source of water for industry and the population of the Donbas.

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