Elektrėnai Reservoir

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
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Elektrėnai Reservoir with Elektrėnai power plant in the distance
Elektrėnai Reservoir is located in Lithuania
Elektrėnai Reservoir
Elektrėnai Reservoir
Coordinates54°45′20″N 24°40′29″E / 54.75556°N 24.67472°E / 54.75556; 24.67472Coordinates: 54°45′20″N 24°40′29″E / 54.75556°N 24.67472°E / 54.75556; 24.67472
TypeArtificial lake / reservoir
Primary inflowsStrėva River, and 9 other rivulets
Primary outflowsStrėva River
Basin countriesLithuania
Max. length11 km (6.8 mi)
Max. width3.1 km (1.9 mi)
Surface area1,264 ha (3,120 acres)
Max. depth31 m (102 ft)
Shore length134.1 km (21.2 mi)
Islands18 islands cover 50.5 ha (125 acres)
SettlementsElektrėnai
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

The reservoir covers about 1,264 hectares, with depths of over 30 meters.[1]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "History". Government of Elektrenai. Retrieved 2008-04-24.

ReferencesEdit

  • Elektrėnai, Vilnius: Jandrija, 2006