New Reservoir will Appear in Amur Region

28.03.2017

In the coming weeks, another reservoir will appear in the Amur Region in Russia as part of the Nizhne-Bureyskaya HPP construction. Water enters the flooding zone from March 27; its level rises by 60-70 cm per day.

New Reservoir will Appear in Amur Region

On the territory of the Amur region there are already two hydroelectric power stations - Zeyskaya and Bureyskaya, the lower step of which will be Nizhne-Bureyskaya.

The full design capacity of the new HPP will be 320 megawatts (4 hydroelectric units), the average annual output is 1650 million kWh.

The reservoir's lodge was prepared for flooding: specialists carried out forest clearing, archaeological protection and rescue excavations and transfer of rare plants to new habitats.

If in the coming days warm weather persists in the Amur region, then heavy precipitation and melting of snow will help the reservoir to fill up faster.