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Round fields in Kherson

In the southern Ukraine can observe these wheels on the ground. Mysterious circles - a farm field.
Their shape - the result of using mechanical irrigation system for watering the earth.
Water obtained from Kakhovkinskoe main channel.


Kahovskij main canal - an artificial 130-kilometer canal, built in 1979 for irrigation of agricultural land and water villages Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions. The origins charges Kakhovka reservoir. Water feed pump station capacity is 530 m ³ / s at a height of 24.3 m

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The Kakhovka Reservoir (Ukrainian: Каховське водосховище, Kakhovs’ke vodoskhovyshche) is a water reservoir located on the Dnieper River. It covers a total surface area of 2,155 square kilometres in the territories of the Kherson, Zaporizhia, and the Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts of Ukraine. The reservoir was created in 1956 when the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant was built.

The reservoir is 240 km long, up to 23 km wide, and has an average depth of 8.4 meters (with depth varying from 3 to 26 m). The total water volume is 18.2 km³. It is mainly used to supply hydroelectric stations, the Krasnoznamianka Irrigation System and the Kakhivka Irrigation System, industrial plants, freshwater-fish farms, the North Crimean Canal and the Dnieper–Kryvyi Rih Canal. With its creation, it has created a deep-water route, allowing deep-sea ships to sail up the Dnieper.

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