Elektrėnai Reservoir (Lithuanian: Elektrėnų marios), located south of the city of Elektrėnai, Lithuania, is the third-biggest artificial lake in Lithuania. It was created in 1961 by damming the Strėva River. It supplies cooling water to the 1,800 MW Elektrėnai Power Plant. A number of villages were drowned by the reservoir; over 140 households were relocated. The reservoir also covered eight other lakes.
Elektrėnai Reservoir with Elektrėnai power plant in the distance
|Type||Artificial lake / reservoir|
|Primary inflows||Strėva River, and 9 other rivulets|
|Primary outflows||Strėva River|
|Max. length||11 km (6.8 mi)|
|Max. width||3.1 km (1.9 mi)|
|Surface area||1,264 ha (3,120 acres)|
|Max. depth||31 m (102 ft)|
|Shore length1||34.1 km (21.2 mi)|
|Islands||18 islands cover 50.5 ha (125 acres)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
- "History". Government of Elektrenai. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
- Elektrėnai, Vilnius: Jandrija, 2006