Kaunissaare Reservoir

Kaunissaare Reservoir is located on Jägala river in Kaunissaare Village, Anija Parish, Harju County, Estonia, near Kehra.

Kaunissaare Reservoir
Kaunissaare veehoidla (Jägala jõgi).jpg
The reservoir from north
Kaunissaare Reservoir is located in Estonia
Kaunissaare Reservoir
Kaunissaare Reservoir
LocationAnija Parish, Harju County, Estonia
Coordinates59°18′32″N 25°21′25″E / 59.309°N 25.357°E / 59.309; 25.357
TypeReservoir
Part ofTallinn water supply system
Primary inflowsJägala River, Mulkoja, Aavoja-Kaunissaare Canal
Primary outflowsJägala River, Jägala–Pirita Canal
Catchment area830.7 km2 (320.7 sq mi)
Basin countriesEstonia
Managing agencyTallinna Vesi
Built1980
First flooded1984
Max. length1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Max. width0.3 km (0.19 mi)
Surface area29 ha (72 acres)
Average depth2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Max. depth5 m (16 ft)
Water volume1,609 m3 (56,800 cu ft)
Residence time3-5 weeks
Shore length14 km (2.5 mi)
Surface elevation49 m (161 ft)
Islands2
SettlementsKaunissaare
References[1][2]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

The reservoir is part of the Tallinn water supply system and is connected to Pirita, Soodla and Aavoja rivers via canals.

The area of the reservoir is 29 ha (72 acres), average depth is 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in) and maximum depth is 5 m (16 ft).[1]

HistoryEdit

The construction of the reservoir took place between 1980 and 1984.[2]

A fish passage was built between the reservoir and downstream Jägala river in 2015.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kaunissaare veehoidla". keskkonnaportaal.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 2021-02-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "Veekogu: Kaunissaare veehoidla VEE2002440". infoleht.keskkonnainfo.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 2021-02-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Koppelmaa, Külli (2015-09-30). "Kaunissaare ja Vetla kalapääsud". Sõnumitooja. Retrieved 2021-02-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)