Krasnoyarsk Dam, Divnogorsk

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The Krasnoyarsk Dam is a 124m high concrete gravity dam located on the Yenisey River about 30km upstream from Krasnoyarsk in Divnogorsk, Russia. It was constructed from 1956 to 1972 and supplies 6,000 MW of power, mostly used to supply the KrAZ (Krasnoyarsky Aluminievyy Zavod, Krasnoyarsk Aluminum Plant). Both power and aluminum plants are controlled by the RUSAL company.From commissioning of 10th turbine in April 1971, the station was the world’s single biggest power producer until Grand Coulee Dam reached 6,181 MW in 1983.As a result of the damming, the Krasnoyarsk Reservoir was created. This reservoir, informally known as the Krasnoyarsk Sea, has an area of 2000km2 and a volume of 73.3km3. It is 388km in length and 15km in width at its widest, has an average depth of 36.6m, and a depth of 105m near the dam.The dam significantly influences the local climate; normally the river would freeze over in the bitterly-cold Siberian winter, but because the dam releases unfrozen water year-round, the river never freezes in the 200km to 300km stretch of river immediately downstream of the dam. In winter, the frigid air interacts with the warm river water to produce fog, which shrouds Krasnoyarsk and other downstream areas.The dam is equipped with a canal inclined plane to allow passage of ships. It is in fact an electric rack railway. The track gauge is. At the time of its construction, this feat of modern engineering allowed for ships to be physically re-moved in only 90 minutes. Held to be a landmark symbol of Krasnoyarsk, it is depicted on the 10-ruble bill.
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  • beautiful looks in the dark when the include all backlighting, though not always include ((
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  • Each carried 10 ₽ Bill, but not everyone is what is depicted on it, so here it is Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station. Strogli rekomendet to visit, regardless of the time of year!
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  • Very nice right bank of Yenisei, much more interesting. We have chosen is not a traditional point inspection, it is available with the car.
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