Cherepovets Reservoir

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Cherepovets Reservoir

 

(Sheksna Reservoir), a reservoir formed by the dam of the Cherepovets Hydroengineering Complex on the Sheksna River, Vologda Oblast, RSFSR. It consists of two sections: the river section and the Lake Beloe section. The reservoir was filled in 1963 and 1964. It has an area of 1,670 sq km, a volume of 6.5 cu km, and a length of 167 km; the greatest width is 20 km, and the average depth is 4 m. The water level varies over a range of 1.2 m as a result of seasonal regulation of run-off. The reservoir was created for water transport (it is part of the Volga-Baltic Waterway) and electric power generation. The cities of Belozersk and Kirillov are located on the Cherepovets Reservoir.

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