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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  • In the evening the HPS include highlighting looks very beautiful. From Krasnoyarsk carry excursions in Soviet times, you could visit the halls station itself and now only from the observation deck.
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  • Come here and enjoy the lake view. Swim or just have a picnic by the Lake. There is the possibility to go on Nice, the water resevoir. Here it is peaceful and relaxing
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  • Krasnoyarsk is a very beautiful city. Hilly, with beautiful panoramas, pretty squares and interesting churches. I started getting familiar with images on 10-minute Olga buzova,: visited the Chapel, went to the bridge, tried to take pictures of them with the same angle as the banknote. And on the obverse of the banknote depicts a HES there I couldn't not go! So, HES and the road itself there I liked most in Krasnoyarsk! Simply stunning views of our nature! Forests, hills, enisey-very picturesque! HES itself amazes! Anyway, I never saw. There is a unique lift ships, huge barges. I was lucky enough to watch this spectacle, true turtle speed. And yet, perfect-catch the water! If summer is rainy-everything happens)) all advise!
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