Nurek Reservoir

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 increase in water flow in Vakhsh and the enhanced water level in the Nurek reservoir have led to a boost in hydro power production.
Founded in 1961, the Nurek Reservoir, the home of the dam, is the main supplier of electricity to the country.
Water resources in Nurek reservoir and increase of water flow on Vakhsh River may allow to remove the restrictions in nearest time, the company noted.
Considering existing water reserves in Nurek reservoir, electricity supply to rural population has been reduced to 6-8 hours a day.