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Lake Onega and Rybinsk Reservoir in Northwestern Russia

61.6N 35.5E

July 15th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Russia - July 12th, 2011

Several large bodies of water can be observed in northwestern Russia. In the upper left quadrant is Lake Onega, located in the territory of Republic of Karelia, Leningrad Oblast and Vologda Oblast. It belongs to the basin of Baltic Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and is the second largest lake in Europe after Lake Ladoga. The lake is fed by about 50 rivers and is drained by the Svir River.

Southeast of Lake Onega is the Rybinsk Reservoir, a vast water reservoir on the Volga River and its tributaries Sheksna and Mologa, formed by Rybinsk Hydroelectric Station dam, located on the territories of Tver, Vologda, and Yaroslavl Oblasts.

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