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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.

Cluster of Lakes in Western Russia

58.3N 38.4E

June 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Russia - May 23rd, 2011

Several lakes can be seen in this image of western Russia. The largest, at the bottom, is Rybinsk Reservoir. It is a vast man-made water reservoir on the Volga River.

The second largest lake in the image is Lake Beloye, center left. It is of an approximately round shape with a diameter of 46 km, maximum depth is 110 ft.

Between Rybinsk Reservoir and Lake Beloye are the Sheknsna Reservoir or Sheksninskoe Reservoir, on the Sheksna River (left), and Kubenskoe Lake, stretching for 60 km from north-west to south-east (right, elongated shape). It is the source of the Sukhona River.

In the upper part of the image are two other lakes: Lake Lacha (top) and Lake Vozhe (below the former). Lake Vozhe, also known as Lake Charondskoye, drains through the Svid River into Lake Lacha, from which the Onega River flows out.

Frozen Lake Beloye, Russia

60.1N 37.6E

December 15th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - December 1st, 2010

This image of northwestern Russia focuses on Llake Beloye, in Vologda Oblast. It is of an approximately round shape with a diameter of 46 km, maximum depth is 110 ft. Here, its surface is frozen, with some cracks visible in the ice.

Its main tributaries are Kovzha, Kema and Megra rivers. It is drained into the Rybinsk Reservoir of the Volga River by the Sheksna River. It is a part of the Volga–Baltic Waterway. One of the oldest Russian towns, Belozersk, is located on its coast.

Cherepovets by Rybinsk Reservoir, Russia

59.1N 38.0E

December 13th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - December 1st, 2010

Cherepovets, the largest city in Vologda Oblast, Russia, can be observed on the banks of the Rybinsk Reservoir. The lake, informally called the Rybinsk Sea, is a vast water reservoir on the Volga River and its tributaries Sheksna and Mologa.

It was formed by Rybinsk Hydroelectric Station dam, and spreads across the territories of Tver, Vologda, and Yaroslavl Oblasts. At the time of its construction, it was the largest man-made body of water on Earth.