Sunday, April 20, 2014

Krasnoyarsk Dam, Siberia - RUSSIA

The second official I got came from Siberia, Russia and it shows the giant Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Power Station, a Russian landmark important enough to appear on the back of the 10 Ruble bill. Thank you very much Victor for this card and your message, but... you like winter swimming? Living in Siberia? Really? Whoa...

Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Power Station, Siberia - RUSSIA
The Krasnoyarsk Dam is a 124-metre high concrete gravity dam located on the Yenisey River about 30 kilometres upstream from Krasnoyarsk in Divnogorsk, Russia. It was constructed from 1956 to 1972 and supplies 6,000 MW of power. As a result of the damming, the Krasnoyarsk Reservoir was created, informally known as Krasnoyarsk Sea, with an area of 2,000 square kilometres. The Krasnoyarsk dam has affected the local climate. Normally the river would freeze over in the cold Siberian winter, but since the dam releases unfrozen water year-round, the river never freezes in the 300 kilometers downstream.

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