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Nurek Reservoir

 

a reservoir formed by the dam of the Nurek Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Vakhsh River in the Tadzhik SSR. Filling of the reservoir began in 1972. Area, 98 sq km; volume, 10.5 cu km; length, 70 km; maximum width, 1 km; average depth, 107 m. The level of the reservoir fluctuates within a range of 53 m. It provides seasonal regulation of the water flow. Regulation of the flow of the Vakhsh and a 300-m rise in the water level will make possible additional irrigation of about 1 million hectares of fertile land in the Karshi and Kzyl-Kum steppes and on the Dangara Plateau, and also improvement of navigation conditions on the lower Vakhsh and the Amu Darya.

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The project aims to rehabilitate and restore the generating capacity of three units of the Nurek hydropower plant, improve their efficiency and strengthen the safety of Nurek dam operations.
Tajikistan's Vakhsh River is already home to the next contender and the largest earth-filled embankment dam, the Nurek Dam, which was completed in 1980 when Tajikistan was still a republic of the Soviet Union
In the case of Tajikistan, this meant securing Moscow's commitment to the construction of the giant Nurek Dam as the first step toward the industrialization of southern Tajikistan.
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At 300 metres, Nurek dam in Tajikistanin Central Asia is the world's highest, though other dams are now under construction.
Nurek, Khatlon (Tajikistan), Apr 17 ( ANI ): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari visited Nurek Dam, regarded as the tallest in the world, in the course of his four-day goodwill visit to Tajikistan on Tuesday.
That will make it the tallest dam of any kind in the world, surpassing the 300-meter earthen Nurek Dam in Tajikistan and the 285meter concrete Grande Dixence Dam in Switzerland.
The Nurek dam, on the Vakhsh river in central Tajikistan, is the best-documented example of a large dam causing seismic activity.
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