Ghidighici Reservoir

Ghidighici Reservoir
Chișinău Sea
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Ghidighici Reservoir
Location of Ghidighici reservoir in Moldova.
Location of Ghidighici reservoir in Moldova.
Ghidighici Reservoir
LocationMoldova
Coordinates47°06′00″N 28°42′50″E / 47.10000°N 28.71389°E / 47.10000; 28.71389Coordinates: 47°06′00″N 28°42′50″E / 47.10000°N 28.71389°E / 47.10000; 28.71389
Typereservoir

The Ghidighici Reservoir (Romanian: Lacul de acumulare Ghidighici, Lacul Ghidighici), also known as the Chișinău Sea (Romanian: Marea Chișinăului), is a reservoir on the Bîc River in Moldova, 12 km from the capital, Chișinău. The reservoir was built between 1962 and 1963, during the Soviet period of Moldova, for purposes of flood control and to provide water for irrigation.

The reservoir has significantly reduced flooding,[1] although there are still occasional floods on the middle and lower Bîc. However, as of 2020, siltation had reduced the volume of the reservoir by about 50%. Furthermore, the dam has not been maintained since the Soviet period, and has become increasingly dilapidated.[2]

The reservoir is named after Ghidighici village which is situated nearby.

References

  1. ^ Jeleapov, Ana (November 2016). "Evaluation of human impact on flood regime of the Byc river". researchgate.net.
  2. ^ "Dilapidated dam of Ghidighici lake still poses threat". ipn.md. 19 September 2006.


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