Kama Reservoir

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Kama Reservoir

 

(also Perm’ Reservoir), a reservoir formed in 1954–56 by the dam of the Kama Hydroengineering Complex near the city of Perm’. Area, 1, 915 sq km; volume, 12. 2 cu km; length, 272 km (along the channel of the Kama River); maximum width, up to 30 km; average depth, 6. 3 m; maximum, 30 m. The level of the reservoir varies within limits of 7 m. Bays 50 to 140 km long and up to 10–15 km wide have formed along all the main tributaries of the Kama, including the Chusovaia (with the Sylva), Obva, In’va, Kos’va, Iaiva, Kondas, and Chermoz. The Kama Reservoir was built for purposes of power engineering and water transportation and water supply, and it also provides seasonal regulation of drainage. There is fishing for bream, pike, pike perch, perch, and roach. The cities of Perm’, Dobrianka, Chermoz, Berezniki, Usol’e, and Solikamsk are located on the shores of the Kama Reservoir.

REFERENCE

Dubrovin, L. I., Iu. M. Matarzin, and I. A. Pecherkin. Kamskoe vodo-khranilishche. Perm’, 1959.
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