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Kakhovka Reservoir Near Sea of Azov and Black Sea

47.5N 34.9E

May 4th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - April 28th, 2012

This thumbnail image focuses on the Sea of Azov and northern portion of the Black Sea, although the latter is visible in its entirety in the full image. The Sea of Azov is linked by the narrow (about 4 km) Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea to the south and is bounded in the north by mainland Ukraine, in the east by Russia, and in the west by the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

The Don and Kuban are the major rivers that flow into it. Visible to the northwest of the sea, in the upper left quadrant, is the Dnieper River. The large lake visible along the river is the Kakhovka Reservoir, covering a total surface area of 2,155 square kilometres in the territories of the Kherson, Zaporizhia, and the Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts of Ukraine.

Wildfire Northeast of Dnieper River and Black Sea, Russia

50.3N 35.7E

August 16th, 2010 Category: Fires, Lakes, Rivers

Russia - August 4th, 2010

The lower parts of this image are occupied by the Black Sea (furthest south) and the Sea of Azov (connected to the former, slightly north of it). The Sea of Azov appears more greenish in color.

The surrounding land belongs to Ukraine (upper left quadrant) and Russia (remainder of image). The bay generally freezes from December to May; however in this image taken in late April, it is completely clear of ice and its waters appear tinged green with sediments.

The river flowing across the image and into the Black Sea to the west of the Crimean Peninsula is the Dnieper. It flows from Russia, through Belarus and Ukraine, to the Black Sea, for a total length of 2,285 kilometres (1,420 mi).

Black Sea (larger, below) and the Sea of Azov (smaller, above). The land belongs to Turkey (below), Georgia (center right), Russia (upper right quadrant) and Ukraine (upper left quadrant).

Moving northeastward into Russian territory, a fire can be seen in the upper right quadrant. It appears to be situated in a forested area about halfway between Moscow and the Ukrainian border. Russia has been plagued by such wildfires this summer (click here for previous articles).

Reservoirs Along the Dnieper River, Ukraine

48.4N 34.0E

June 29th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Salt Flats

Ukraine - June 2nd, 2010

Ukraine - June 2nd, 2010

Two wide bodies of water are visible along the path of the Dnieper River in Ukraine: the Kakhovka Reservoir  (above) and the Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir (below). Brown and green fields of varying shapes and sizes surround these bodies of water. The white patches south of the Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir appear to be salt flats or pans near the city of Vilnohirsk.

The Kakhovka Reservoir covers a total surface area of 2,155 square kilometres in the territories of the Kherson, Zaporizhia, and the Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts of Ukraine. The reservoir is 240 km long, up to 23 km wide, and has an average depth of 8.4 meters (with depth varying from 3 to 26 m). The total water volume is 18.2 km³. It was created in 1956 when the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant was built.

The Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir is smaller, covering a total area of 567 square kilometres within the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. The reservoir is 114 km in length, 5 km in width (8 km max.); has a depth of 15 meters, and a volume of 2.45 km³. It was formed between 1963 and 1965.

Dnieper River Entering the Black Sea, Ukraine

46.6N 32.5E

May 12th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - April 28th, 2010

Black Sea - April 28th, 2010

The Dnieper River flows southwest from the upper right corner of this image and into the Black Sea. One of the longest rivers in Europe, it rises west of Moscow and flows south through Belarus and Ukraine, emptying into the Black Sea after a course of 1,367 mi (2,200 km).

Several huge dams on the river are used in generating hydroelectric power. Navigable for nearly its entire length, it is an important shipping artery for eastern Europe.

Rivermouths Along the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea

45.0N 34.0E

September 21st, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - August 16th, 2009

Black Sea - August 16th, 2009

The Dnieper River flows across Ukraine, first southeast then southwest, into the Black Sea. Further southwest along the shoreline, the mouth and delta of the Danube River can also be seen.

On the right, in Russia, the Don River spills through Taganrog Bay into the  Sea of Azov , which is in turn connected to the Black Sea through the Strait of Kerch.

Lying in the north central part of the Black Sea is the Crimean Peninsula, whose connection to the Ukrainian mainland via the Isthmus of Perekop is punctuated by the salty, marshy inlets of the Sivash Sea.

Both the Danube and the Dnieper can be seen releasing  some sediments into the Black Sea, although the concentration appears to heavier in the Sea of Azov near the mouth of the Don.

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