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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 Majlisi Milli and delegates of Majlisi Namoyandagon! Dear compatriots! Despite the unprecedented complexity of the modern world, as well as climate change and its negative impacts – such as droughts and water scarcity that have been occurring in the region in recent years—Tajikistan had another successful year in 2023, due to the hard work of the country’s proud people. There have been achieved a significant progress in every aspect of society’s life and the country’s GDP increased by 8.3 percent compare to the previous year and has reached over 130 billion somoni. In addition to providing 102,5% of the country’s income for the budget, the state and government have taken concrete steps to meet their social duties and resolve problems associated ....>>>


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