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Frozen Contours of the Bratsk Reservoir, Russia

56.2N 101.7E

January 27th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - January 16th, 2011

The Bratsk Reservoir appears covered in snow and ice in this winter image of Russian Siberia. It is a reservoir of the Angara River, located in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.

It has a surface area of 5470 km2 and a maximum volume of 169.27 × 1012 litres (37.2 × 1012 gallons). At the time of its inauguration, in 1967, the reservoir was the largest artificial lake in the world.

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