Toktogul Reservoir


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Toktogul Reservoir

 

a reservoir formed by the dam of the Toktogul Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Naryn River, Osh Oblast, Kirghiz SSR. Filling of the reservoir began in 1974. The reservoir covers an area of 284 sq km and has a volume of 19.5 cu km. It is 65 km long and 12 km wide at its widest point; depths average 69 m, with a maximum depth of 180 m. The level of the reservoir fluctuates by as much as 63 m. The Toktogul Reservoir makes possible the long term regulation of the Naryn’s water flow while increasing the dependable water supply available for irrigated areas from 75 to 90 percent. It permits the additional irrigation of about 0.5 million hectares of land.

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The water level in the Toktogul reservoir amounted to 17.
The volume of the Toktogul reservoir for the current day amounted to 17.
Energy recovery from Kazakhstan not only saves the favorable volume of Toktogul reservoir for the autumn and winter, but most importantly, corrects the water and energy balance.
For the last two years, Kyrgyzstan has been importing electricity, due to the water shortage in Toktogul reservoir and water shortage in the country.
Rumors are in the air that water from the Toktogul reservoir is being sold to a third party, said Prime Minister Temir Sariyev at the weekend during his working visit to Jalal-Abad region.
Management of the Toktogul reservoir, the main reservoir in the Naryn/Syr Darya basin, was internationalized in 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed.
This year, the inflow of the Toktogul reservoir was 132%.
Participants discussed issues on the state of the power sector, new tariffs for electricity, and loss of water in the Toktogul reservoir, as well as the question of the political situation in Kyrgyzstan.
The 2014-2015 winter situation has been particularly alarming because of the significantly reduced water inflows in the Toktogul reservoir caused by insufficient precipitation and glacier melting, low levels of coal and fuel oil reserves due to the dire financial condition of the energy sector, and significant growth of power demand in recent years.
I do not think that the autumn-winter period will be a problem," Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry Nurlan Sadykov said responding to a question about the probability of lowering the water level in the Toktogul reservoir to the "dead" volume (5.
He added : "We couldn't accumulate sufficient amount of water in Toktogul reservoir.
The volume of water in the Toktogul reservoir as of March 24 amounted to 6 billion 482 million cubic meters, the press service of the Power Plants JSC reported.