Kremenchuk Reservoir

The Kremenchuk Reservoir (Ukrainian: Кременчуцьке водосховище, Kremenchuts’ke Vodoskhovyshche) is the largest water reservoir located on the Dnieper River. Named for the city of Kremenchuk, it covers a total area of 2,250 square kilometres in the territories of the Poltava, Cherkasy, and Kirovohrad Oblasts in central Ukraine.

Kremenchuk Reservoir
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Kremenchuk Reservoir is located in Poltava Oblast
Kremenchuk Reservoir
Kremenchuk Reservoir
LocationPoltava, Cherkasy, and Kirovohrad Oblasts, Ukraine
Coordinates49°16′N 32°38′E / 49.267°N 32.633°E / 49.267; 32.633Coordinates: 49°16′N 32°38′E / 49.267°N 32.633°E / 49.267; 32.633
TypeHydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflowsDnieper River
Primary outflowsDnieper River
Basin countriesRussia, Belarus, Ukraine
Max. length149 km (93 mi)
Max. width28 km (17 mi)
Surface area2,250 km2 (870 sq mi)
Water volume13.5 km3 (10,900,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation77 m (253 ft)
Map of the Kremenchuk Reservoir.

The reservoir is 149 km long, 28 km wide, and has an average depth of six meters. The total water volume is 13.5 km³. It is mainly used for irrigation, flood control, fishing, and transport within the area. The main ports located on the reservoir are Cherkasy, and Svitlovodsk (originally Khrushchev). The Sula River flows into the reservoir, forming a delta with numerous islands.

The reservoir was created in 1959 when the Kremenchuk Hydroelectric Power Plant was built. The body of water flooded the whole Novoheorhivsk Raion with 23 populated places ending up submerged including such historical places like Kryliv, Novoheorhivsk and others.[1]

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