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Terek River Flowing From Georgia into Russia

43.5N 44.0E

January 1st, 2010 Category: Rivers

Georgia - November 24th, 2009

Georgia - November 24th, 2009

Several rivers flow down into agricultural areas in Russia (above) from the Northern Caucasus Mountains in Georgia (below). The Terek River can be seen towards the center upon opening the full image, differing slightly in color from other nearby rivers due to its dark brown sediment load.

The Terek rises in Georgia near the juncture of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and the Khokh Range, to the southwest of Mount Kazbek, then flows north through North Ossetia and into the Caspian Sea. The river is a key natural asset in the region, being used for irrigation and hydroelectric power in its upper reaches.

Chogray Reservoir on East Manych River, Southern Russia

October 11th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - September 6th, 2009

Russia - September 6th, 2009

Chogray Reservoir, appearing light grey parallel to the top edge, is an artificial lake on the East Manych River on the border of Stavropol Krai and Kalmykia in southern Russia. It is 49 km long, with an area of 185 square km and a volume of 0.7 cubic km.

The reservoir was constructed between 1969 and 1973, primarily to satisfy the demands of local irrigated farming, many fields of which can be seen here making checked patterns on the surrounding land.

Besides capturing water naturally brought by the tributaries of the East Manych River, Chogray Reservoir receives water from the Terek River and the Kuma River over the Kuma-Manych Canal, which was completed a few years before the lake.

Later on, another irrigation canal, Chernyye Zemli Main Canal, was built, taking water from Chogray Reservoir further east and north, into Kalmykia.