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Tsimlyansk Reservoir and Lake Manych-Gudilo, Russia

47.8N 42.8E

January 21st, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Caspian Sea - December 29th, 2011

This image focuses on the Tsimlyansk Reservoir, an artificial lake on the Don River in the territories of Rostov and Volgograd Oblasts. Completed in 1952, the reservoir is one of the largest in Russia, providing power and irrigation to the Rostov and Volgograd regions. The reservoir, together with the Volga-Don Canal and the lower course of the Don, provides an important waterway between the Volga River basin and the Sea of Azov.

In the full image, the bright green Lake Manych-Gudilo can be observed to the south. It a large saltwater reservoir lake in Kalmykia, Russia. Part of the lake lies also in Rostov Oblast and Stavropol Krai. It has an area of about 344 km² and average depth of only about 0.6 m. Lake Manych-Gudilo is the source of the West Manych River, which flows north-west, through a number of reservoirs, falling into the lower Don a short distance upstream from Rostov-na-Donu and the Don’s fall into the Sea of Azov.

Green Waters of Lake Manych-Gudilo in Russia

46.3N 42.7E

May 29th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Lake Manych-Gudilo is a large saltwater reservoir lake in Kalmykia, Russia. Part of the lake lies also in Rostov Oblast and Stavropol Krai. It has an area of about 344 km² and average depth of only about 0.6 m.

Lake Manych-Gudilo is the source of the West Manych River, which flows north-west, through a number of reservoirs, falling into the lower Don a short distance upstream from Rostov-na-Donu and the Don’s fall into the Sea of Azov.

Temperatures in the region through the year can range from -30°C in winter to 40°C in summer. The area is also home to many species of birds and is the site of the Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve.

Don River Crossing Rostov Oblast, Russia

47.2N 39.7E

April 30th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Russia - February 18th, 2010

Russia - February 18th, 2010

Rostov Oblast is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in the Southern Federal District. Rostov Oblast lies in the south of the country with an area of 100,800 km² and a population of 4,404,013 (2002 Census) making it the fifth most populous federal subject in Russia.

Its administrative center is the city of Rostov-on-Don (center left edge), which also became the administrative center of the Southern Federal District in 2002. The city is located on the banks of the Don River, one of Europe’s largest. In this orthorectified image, the river can be seen flowing across the oblast. Many fields are visible north and south of the river.

Agriculture around Tsimlyansk Reservoir, Russia

May 22nd, 2009 Category: Lakes

Tsimlyansk Reservoir, Russia - May 17th, 2009

Tsimlyansk Reservoir, Russia - May 17th, 2009

The Tsimlyansk Reservoir is located on the Don River on the territories of Rostov and Volgograd Oblasts at. It is one of the largest reservoirs in Russia.

It was completed in 1952 to provide power and irrigation to the region from Rostov to Volgograd. The Tsimlyansk Dam also provides flood control for the lower Don River basin.

The reservoir is part of a waterway for the shipping of raw materials from the upper Don and Volga basins to the lower Don River basin and vice versa.

Completion of the lake resulted in a high growth of industry and agriculture. In fact, many fields can be seen here in the area surrounding the lake. Crops grown in the region around the lake include wheat, rice, cotton, maize, alfalfa, fruit, grapes, and vegetables.