Kapchagai Reservoir

Kapchagai Reservoir

 

a reservoir on the Hi River in theAlma-Ata and Taldy-Kurgan oblasts of Kazakh SSR. It beganto be filled in 1970. Area 1, 850 sq km; volume, 28. 14 cu km;length, 180 km; maximum width, 22 km; average depth, 15. 2 m;maximum depth, 45 m. Its water level varies over a range of 4m; the reservoir is used for the long-term regulation of waterflow. Its water is used for production of electric energy andirrigation. The reservoir is also a recreation site for the inhabitants of Alma-Ata and other cities of southern Kazakhstan. Thecity of Kapchagai is located on its shore. [11–1098^]

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Its southern boundary is formed by the Illy river and the subsequent Kapchagai reservoir and its northern boundary is the Sholak mountain, a spur of the Dzungar Alatau mountain range.
The corral trap was located between the Kapchagai reservoir and the Sholak mountain providing a natural landscape funnel and built in a natural depression, making it largely invisible from a distance (Fig.
The location of the capture corral in Altyn Emel NP seems ideal because it is within the early winter range of the wild asses in the park, and because it is located at a natural landscape funnel created by the Kapchagai reservoir and the Dzungar Alatau mountain range.