Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter
 
 
 
 

Posts tagged Kakhovka Reservoir

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.

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.

About Us

Earth Observation

Organisations

Archive

November 2014
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Categories


Bulletin Board


Featured Posts

Information

47


Take Action

Widgets