Votkinskoe Reservoir: description of the reservoir, recreation, fishing
In the sixties of the twentieth century, one of the largestRussia reservoirs appeared as a result of the construction of a dam during the construction of a hydroelectric power station. It was located on the river Kama. Votkinskoe Reservoir (map below) is located on the territory of the Republic of Udmurtia (Votkinsk) and the Perm Territory, near the settlements of Tchaikovsky, Krasnokamsk, Osa and Okhansk.
The reservoir is formed in the interest of maintainingeconomy of two large regions of the country. To date, it is used for energy development, increased use of water transport, seasonal flow regulation, as well as tourism, hunting and fishing.
Short description of the pond
Votkinskoe reservoir is large enough. Its area is 1120 km. sq., length - 365 km. As for the depth, the average does not exceed 8 m, but there are places where this figure is almost 28 m. The width of the reservoir varies along the entire length, the largest distance from the opposite banks is the distance of 9 km.
These characteristics allow the use of the reservoir for navigation. Thus, two-way shipping routes are organized, which significantly reduces the distance from Perm to the lower Kama.
The nature of the territories occupied by the reservoir,is very diverse. On its shores stretch mixed and coniferous forests, rich in resources. The waters of the water body are famous for the variety of river fish, besides, 57 small rivers flow into it, which makes this place attractive for rest. Famous in the local area fishing. Votkinskoe reservoir has become a "home" for more than 35 species of fish. It is bream, roach, and chernon. There are also larger representatives - pike, catfish, etc.
What is waiting for tourists?
On the banks of the Votkinsk reservoir is locatedmany tourist bases. In the winter season, vacationers can entertain themselves by skating and skiing, and this is the best time for winter fishing lovers. In the summer, the entertainment sector is more diverse, offering ATVs, boats and catamarans, as well as horse, bike and hiking tours in the surrounding area. Local forests surrounding the Votkinskoye reservoir are striking in their beauty and pleasing with a variety of berries and mushrooms. Every year, a sailing regatta for the Kama Cup is held in the water area. Some places where the temperatures are fairly high in summer attract beach lovers.
At the moment, the territory of the reservoir is constantly building new facilities, both for tourists and for those wishing to undergo sanatorium treatment.
From the side of Permsky Krai in the vicinity of the cityThere are five recreation centers in Tchaikovsky. The Votkinskoe reservoir is quite deep, therefore, services are offered for the rental of boats, sailboats, motor ships and yachts. This place is also suitable for beach holidays. Nearby there are protected forest areas: Plotishche and Vekoshinka. They are thousands of hectares of forest with a diverse landscape, rich in berries and mushrooms. Also there are berths for parking of cruise ferries. In this area construction of sports complexes and boarding houses is conducted.
In the territory of the Udmurt Republic, in the regionNechkino, there is a ski resort. Here is the natural national park Nechkinsky. It is a unique natural zone, which has not been affected by any glacial period. In this place are concentrated all objects of local tourism.
Votkinskoe Reservoir is a very interesting place worth visiting.