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Agriculture around Tsimlyansk Reservoir, Russia

May 22nd, 2009 Category: Lakes

Tsimlyansk Reservoir, Russia - May 17th, 2009

Tsimlyansk Reservoir, Russia - May 17th, 2009

The Tsimlyansk Reservoir is located on the Don River on the territories of Rostov and Volgograd Oblasts at. It is one of the largest reservoirs in Russia.

It was completed in 1952 to provide power and irrigation to the region from Rostov to Volgograd. The Tsimlyansk Dam also provides flood control for the lower Don River basin.

The reservoir is part of a waterway for the shipping of raw materials from the upper Don and Volga basins to the lower Don River basin and vice versa.

Completion of the lake resulted in a high growth of industry and agriculture. In fact, many fields can be seen here in the area surrounding the lake. Crops grown in the region around the lake include wheat, rice, cotton, maize, alfalfa, fruit, grapes, and vegetables.

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