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The Saratov Reservoir on the Volga River, Russia

52.8N 48.5E

January 8th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - October 7th, 2009

Russia - October 7th, 2009

Saratov Reservoir is an artificial lake in the lower part of the Volga River in Russia, formed by a the dam of the Saratov Hydroelectric Station situated in the city of Balakovo. Filling of the reservoir started in 1967.

The uppermost point of the reservoir is situated in Tolyatti, it stretches through Samara Oblast and Saratov Oblast. The city of Samara and the Samara Bend are situated on the reservoir. The namesake city of Saratov is actually situated downstream the dam.

Today the station and reservoir are valuable assets to the Central region and the middle Volga, powering several nearby industries and irrigating adjacent fertile land. Most of the city of Saratov is powered by the station; the rest of the energy is absorbed into the Russian national grid.

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