Mozhaisk Reservoir

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Mozhaisk Reservoir

 

a reservoir formed in 1960–62 by a dam of the Mozhaisk hydroengineering complex in the upper course of the Moscow River, above the city of Mozhaisk in Moscow Oblast. Area, 31 sq km; volume, 0.24 cu km; length, 47 km; maximum width, 3.5 km; average depth, 6.5 m. The water level of the Mozhaisk Reservoir fluctuates by 13 m. The hydro-engineering complex includes a hydroelectric power plant. The reservoir was built to improve Moscow’s water supply and for long-term regulation of the Moscow River’s flow. It is a center of tourism and sport fishing.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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