Orlík Reservoir

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The Orlík Reservoir (Czech: Vodní nádrž Orlík) is the largest hydroelectric dam in the Czech Republic. It dams the Vltava River near the village of Solenice, which is near the town of Příbram. The structure is named after Orlík Castle, which is situated a few kilometers above the dam. The dam has four turbines with a nominal capacity of 91 MW each[1] having a total capacity of 364 MW.

Orlík Reservoir
View from the Zvíkov Castle
Coordinates49°36′21.6″N 14°10′51.6″E / 49.606000°N 14.181000°E / 49.606000; 14.181000Coordinates: 49°36′21.6″N 14°10′51.6″E / 49.606000°N 14.181000°E / 49.606000; 14.181000
Primary inflowsVltava River, Otava River
Primary outflowsVltava River
Catchment area12,105 km2 (4,674 sq mi)
Basin countriesCzech Republic
Max. length68 km (42 mi)
Surface area27.32 km2 (10.55 sq mi)
Water volume703.8×10^6 m3 (570,600 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation354 m (1,161 ft)


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