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Encyclopedia > Novosibirsk Reservoir
View of the Ob Sea
View of the Ob Sea

Novosibirsk Reservoir or Novosibirskoye Reservoir (Russian: Новосиби́рское водохрани́лище), informally called the Ob Sea (Обско́е мо́ре), is the largest artificial lake in Novosibirsk Oblast and Altai Krai created by a dam on the Ob River near Novosibirsk. The dam, built in 1956, is for generating hydroelectric power. It is 200 km long and up to 20 km wide. During the summer, it is one of the most popular destinations for Novosibirsk residents with many yachts and boats dotting the surface of the lake, and the beaches teaming with people. A reservoir (French: réservoir) is an artificial lake created by flooding land behind a dam. ... Novosibirsk Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Altai Krai (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai) in the Siberian Federal District. ... Scrivener Dam, in Canberra, Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment. ... Ob (also Obi, Russian Обь) is a river in West Siberia, Russia, the countrys fourth longest. ... Location of Novosibirsk in Russia and the Oblast Coordinates: Oblast Novosibirsk  - Mayor Vladimir Gorodetskiy Area    - City 447. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ...


Reference

  • Listing on WaytoRussia.net

External links

  • Photographs (Russian)
  • Ob Sea

 
 

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