Reservoirs in Kazakhstan



Aktobe reservoir

RESERVOIR

Location: Aktobe region

Water source: Ilek river

Reservoir type: In-stream

Purpose of operation: Water supply, Irrigation

Year of putting into operation: 1988

Normal maximum operating level (m):

Total capacity (mln. m3): 245

Active capacity (mln. m3): 220

Dead storage capacity (mln. m3): 25

Water surface (km2): 32.5

Length (km): 35

Width (km): 3

Maximum depth (m): 18.5

DAM

Dam type: Earth

Height (m): 22.7

Length (m): 1,085

Badam reservoir

RESERVOIR

Location: South Kazakhstan province

Water source: Badam river

Reservoir type: Off-stream

Purpose of operation: Irrigation

Year of putting into operation: 1974

Normal maximum operating level (m): 649.4

Total capacity (mln. m3): 61.5

Active capacity (mln. m3): 59.0

Dead storage capacity (mln. m3): 2.5

Water surface (km2): 4.75

Length (km): 4.0

Width (km): 1.5

Maximum depth (m): 42.6

DAM

Dam type: Earth

Height (m): 43

Length (m): 1,152

Bukhtarma reservoir and HEPS

RESERVOIR

Location: East Kazakhstan Region

Water source: Irtysh river

Reservoir type: Stream

Purpose of operation: Hydropower, transport

Year of putting into operation: 1960

Normal maximum operating level (m): 482

Total capacity (mln. m3): 49,620

Active capacity (mln. m3): 30,810

Dead storage capacity (mln. m3): 18,810

Water surface (km2): 5,490

Length (km): 425

Width (km): 35

Maximum depth (m): 59.6

DAM

Dam type: Concrete gravity dam

Height (m): 90

Length (m): 380

HEPS

Design capacity (MW): 675

Mean annual energy generation (MkWh): 2,770

Design head (m): 68

Number of generating units: 8

Chardara (Shardara) reservoir and HEPS

RESERVOIR

Location: South Kazakhstan province

Water source: Syrdarya river

Reservoir type: In-stream

Purpose of operation: Irrigation, Hydropower

Year of putting into operation: 1967

Normal maximum operating level (m): 252.0

Total capacity (mln. m3): 5,700

Active capacity (mln. m3): 4,200

Dead storage capacity (mln. m3): 1,500

Water surface (km2): 783.4

Length (km): 80.0

Width (km): 25.0

Maximum depth (m): 26

DAM

Dam type: Earth

Height (m): 27

Length (m): 5,400

HEPS

Design capacity (MW): 100

Mean annual energy generation (MkWh): 377

Design head (m): 15.8

Number of generating units: 4

Kapchagay reservoir and HEPS

RESERVOIR

Location: Almaty region

Water source: Ili river

Reservoir type: In-stream

Purpose of operation: Hydropower, Irrigation

Year of putting into operation: 1970

Normal maximum operating level (m): 485.0

Total capacity (mln. m3): 28,140

Active capacity (mln. m3): 6,640

Dead storage capacity (mln. m3): 21,500

Water surface (km2): 1847

Length (km): 118.0

Width (km): 12.0

Maximum depth (m): 40.0

DAM

Dam type: Sand

Height (m): 50

Length (m): 470

HEPS

Design capacity (MW): 364

Mean annual energy generation (MkWh): 972

Design head (m): 40.9

Number of generating units: 4

Kargaly reservoir

RESERVOIR

Location: Aktobe region

Water source: Kargaly river

Reservoir type: In-stream

Purpose of operation: Irrigation

Year of putting into operation: 1975

Normal maximum operating level (m):

Total capacity (mln. m3): 208.0

Active capacity (mln. m3): 262.0

Dead storage capacity (mln. m3): 18.0

Water surface (km2): 28.5

Length (km): 13.7

Width (km): 3.0

Maximum depth (m): 31.8

DAM

Dam type: Earth

Height (m): 35

Length (m): 325

Koksaray reservoir

RESERVOIR

Location: South Kazakhstan province

Water source: Syrdarya river

Reservoir type: Off-stream

Purpose of operation: Counter regulator, Irrigation

Year of putting into operation: 2008

Normal maximum operating level (m): 7.7

Total capacity (mln. m3): 4,160

Active capacity (mln. m3): 3,000

Dead storage capacity (mln. m3): 1,160

Water surface (km2): 467.5

Length (km): 44,7

Width (km): 10,2

Maximum depth (m): 7

DAM

Dam type: Concrete

Height (m): 7.7

Length (m): 44,700

Vyacheslavskoe reservoir

RESERVOIR

Location: Akmola region

Water source: Ishim river

Reservoir type: In-stream

Purpose of operation: Water supply, Irrigation

Year of putting into operation: 1969

Normal maximum operating level (m):

Total capacity (mln. m3): 410.9

Active capacity (mln. m3): 375.4

Dead storage capacity (mln. m3): 35.5

Water surface (km2): 60.7

Length (km): 11.0

Width (km): 5.4

Maximum depth (m): 25.0

DAM

Dam type: Sand-gravel

Height (m):

Length (m): 1,016