Vaskjala Reservoir

Vaskjala Reservoir is located on Pirita river in Vaskjala Village, Rae Parish, Harju County, Estonia near Jüri.

Vaskjala Reservoir
Vaskjala Reservoir is located in Estonia
Vaskjala Reservoir
Vaskjala Reservoir
LocationRae Parish, Harju County, Estonia
Coordinates59°21′08″N 24°56′34″E / 59.3522°N 24.9428°E / 59.3522; 24.9428
TypeReservoir
Part ofTallinn water supply system
Primary inflowsPirita River
Primary outflowsPirita River, Vaskjala-Ülemiste Canal
Catchment area637.7 km2 (246.2 sq mi)
Basin countriesEstonia
Managing agencyTallinna Vesi
Built1969
First flooded1970
Max. length1 km (0.62 mi)
Max. width200 m (660 ft)
Surface area29.9 ha (74 acres)
Average depth1.1 m (3 ft 7 in)
Max. depth4.3 m (14 ft)
Water volume730 m3 (26,000 cu ft)
Shore length110.2 km (6.3 mi)
Surface elevation38.82 m (127.4 ft)
Islands8
SettlementsJüri, Vaskjala
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 Lake Ülemiste via Vaskjala-Ülemiste canal.

The area of the reservoir is 29.9 ha (74 acres), average depth is 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in) and maximum depth is 4.3 m (14 ft).[1]

HistoryEdit

The construction of the reservoir took place in 1969 and 1970.[2]

Vaskjala beach was built on the shores of the reservoir in 1999.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Vaskjala veehoidla". keskkonnaportaal.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 2021-02-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "Veekogu: Vaskjala veehoidla VEE2006610". infoleht.keskkonnainfo.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 2021-02-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)