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Nurek reservoir


Nurek reservoir (taj. Obanbori Norak) is an artificial reservoir created on the Vakhsh river, within the Nurek region of Tajikistan. Formed in front of the dam of the Nurek hydroelectric power station. The reservoir was filled in 1972. The area of the water surface is 98 km², the volume of the reservoir is 10.5 km³ (useful volume - 4.5 km³), length - 70 km, width - 1 km. The average depth of the reservoir is 107 m. The level of the reservoir varies within 53 m. It regulates the flow of the Vakhsh River seasonally. It is used for irrigation of 1 million hectares of fertile lands of the Karshi and Kzyl-Kum steppes, the Dangara plateau and other territories. Navigation is carried out on the reservoir. Water is discharged through a 5 km long tunnel dug into the rock. The city of Nurek is located at the dam.

Distinguished Members of Senate and Lower Chamber of the Parliament, Esteemed Compatriots, The 2018 was indeed a historical year for the noble people of Tajikistan and the independent state of the Tajiks by its very important and memorable events. On World Water Day, 22 March 2018, our fourth global initiative in the field of water resources – the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028) was officially launched with the participation of the President of Tajikistan in the UN General Assembly. Due to the climate change the issue of protection of clean drinking water sources and resources has turned into one of the main challenges of the Globe’s population, and Tajikistan is recognized as an initiator and champion in this area at ....>>>


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