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Kaniv Reservoir

Kaniv Reservoir
Location Kaniv (to the south), Cherkasy and Kiev Oblasts, Ukraine
Coordinates
Type Hydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflows Dnieper River
Primary outflows Dnieper River
Basin countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Max. length 162 km
Max. width 5 km
Surface area 675 km²
Average depth 5.5 m
Water volume 2.6 km³
Surface elevation 87 m

The Kaniv Reservoir (Ukrainian: Канівське водосховище, Kanivs'ke vodoskhovyshche) is a water reservoir located on the Dnieper River in Ukraine. Named after the city of Kaniv, it covers a total area of 675 square kilometres within the Cherkasy and Kiev Oblasts.[1] It was created in 1972 following construction of the dams of the Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Dnieper River.

The reservoir is 162 km long, up to 5 km wide, and has an average depth of 5.5 meters. The total water volume is 2.6 km³.[1]

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