Uglich Reservoir

Uglich Reservoir or Uglichskoye Reservoir (Russian: У́гличское водохрани́лище) is an artificial lake in the upper part of the Volga River formed by the Uglich Hydroelectric Station dam.

Uglich Reservoir
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A lock at Uglich Reservoir
Uglich Reservoir is located in Tver Oblast
Uglich Reservoir
Uglich Reservoir
Uglich Reservoir is located in Yaroslavl Oblast
Uglich Reservoir
Uglich Reservoir
Uglich Reservoir is located in European Russia
Uglich Reservoir
Uglich Reservoir
Coordinates57°15′N 37°50′E / 57.250°N 37.833°E / 57.250; 37.833Coordinates: 57°15′N 37°50′E / 57.250°N 37.833°E / 57.250; 37.833
TypeHydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflowsVolga, Medveditsa, Kashinka, Nerl
Basin countriesRussia
Max. length143 km (89 mi)
Max. width5 km (3.1 mi)
Surface area249 km2 (96 sq mi)
Average depth5 m (16 ft)
Water volume1.24 km3 (0.30 cu mi)
SettlementsKaliazin, Kimry

It was built in 1939 in the town of Uglich. It is located in Tver and Yaroslavl Oblasts in central Russia.


The Uglich Reservoir has a surface area of 249 km2 and a water volume of 1.2 km3. Its length is 143 km, it maximum width is 5 km, and average depth is 5 m (with maximum depth equaling 23 m). The Uglich Reservoir was created for the benefit of transportation, energy, and water supply. It also performs seasonal flow regulation. The towns of Uglich, Kalyazin, and Kimry are located along the reservoir.


The construction of the dam led to a 15th-century monastery in Uglich and 16th-century monastery in Kalyazin being submerged by the artificial lake. The Flooded Belfry is an example of a submerged landmark.


This article includes content derived from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 1969–1978, which is partially in the public domain.