Soodla Reservoir

Soodla Reservoir is located on Soodla river in Pillapalu Village, Anija Parish, Harju County, Estonia, near Kehra and Kuusalu.

Soodla Reservoir
Soodla Reservoir is located in Estonia
Soodla Reservoir
Soodla Reservoir
LocationAnija Parish, Harju County, Estonia
Coordinates59°23′25″N 25°31′38″E / 59.3903°N 25.5272°E / 59.3903; 25.5272
TypeReservoir
Part ofTallinn water supply system
Primary inflowsSoodla River
Primary outflowsSoodla River, Raudoja Reservoir
Catchment area178.2 km2 (68.8 sq mi)
Basin countriesEstonia
Managing agencyTallinna Vesi
Built1981
First flooded1981
Max. length7.2 km (4.5 mi)
Max. width1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Surface area271 ha (670 acres)
Average depth3.2 m (10 ft)
Max. depth13 m (43 ft)
Water volume9,000 m3 (320,000 cu ft)
Residence time4-5 weeks
Shore length125.7 km (16.0 mi)
Surface elevation65.8 m (216 ft)
Islands4
SettlementsPillapalu, Raudoja
References[1][2]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

The reservoir is part of the Tallinn water supply system and feeds Jägala, Aavoja and Pirita rivers with water through Raudoja Reservoir. Water flows from Soodla to Raudoja Reservoir through a 704 m (2,310 ft) long 1,000 mm (39 in) diameter steel pipe.[1]

The area of the reservoir is 271 ha (670 acres), average depth is 3.2 m (10 ft) and maximum depth is 13 m (43 ft).[2]

HistoryEdit

Plans to build the reservoir date back to 1975. The reservoir was built and flooded in 1981.[1][3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Veekogu: Soodla veehoidla VEE2002410". infoleht.keskkonnainfo.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 2021-02-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "Soodla veehoidla". keskkonnaportaal.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 2021-02-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Krause, Teet; Palm, Anu (2018). Kalastiku ja püügivahendite efektiivsuse uuring Eesti väikejärvedes (PDF). Tartu: Keskkonnaministeerium. p. 116.