8 The Highest Arch Dam In Russia

The Highest Arch Dam In Russia

Posted on November 26, 2012 by team

The Chirkei hydro power plant is situated on the Sulak river and is the largest HPP in the North Caucasus and the highest arch dam in Russia.
Those who get there can have a good excursion program about the plant. Also it's a nice place to photograph.

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The Sulak river basin is located in Dagestan. The water from the river is supplied to Makhachkala and Kaspiysk.

The Chirkei HPP is a part of the Sulak hydroelectric system and is its first step. Other steps are:
Miatlinskaya HPP and the complex of Сhiryurtskiye hydro power plants.


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8 Responses to “The Highest Arch Dam In Russia”

  1. (r)evolutionist says:

    “Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the entire country.” (so said Comrade Lenin)

  2. xm3 says:

    Impressive !!!

  3. Captain Obvious says:

    The life-ring in the control room is a nice touch..
    Very impressive engineering though.

  4. MI6 says:

    Where is the photo with James bond bungee jumping off this thing?

  5. komar says:

    who is james bond?? :-P

  6. Maria van Overbeek says:

    Wow ! Stunning !

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