The Yovkovtsi Reservoir (язовир „Йовковци“) is situated in northeastern Bulgaria, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away of the town of Elena. It was built 20 years ago on the Veselina River. The reservoir is located in the territory of Elena municipality, and supplies water to Veliko Tarnovo, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Lyaskovets, Strazhitsa, Zlataritsa, Elena, Gabrovo and Dryanovo. 223 square kilometres (86 sq mi) of the reservoir are hygienic protected zone. The dam is rich in carp, pikeperch and many other kinds of fish.
|Coordinates||42°55′52″N 25°47′49″E / 42.931°N 25.797°E|
|Primary inflows||Veselina River|
|Primary outflows||Veselina River|
|Max. length||7.5 km (4.7 mi) (from map)|
|Max. width||850 m (2,790 ft)|
|Surface area||574 ha (1,420 acres) (taken from 57400dka?? in WikiMania)|
|Max. depth||60 m (200 ft) (from dam)|
|Water volume||92.2 hm3 (74,700 acre⋅ft)|
It is named after the prominent writer Yordan Yovkov.