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Water inflow to Kolyma HPPs stabilizes, flood subsiding

August 26, 2013, 10:18 UTC+3
Over the past day the level of the upper pool went down 47 centimeters
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MAGADAN, August 26 (Itar-Tass) - The RusHydro Company stated that the water inflow to the hydropower stations in Magadan Region has stabilized, noting that the flood is subsiding, according to the latest news reports. All hydropower stations operate in the routine mode.

The water inflow to the Kolyma hydropower plant is two times lower than the water discharge - 2,675 cubic meters per second against 5,869 cubic meters per second. Over the past day the level of the upper pool went down 47 centimeters and reached a level of 452.47 meters that is 97 centimeters higher than the normal water level. The dam lake has a sufficient water capacity with the maximum admissible water level of 458 meters.

The inflow to the Ust-Srednekanskaya hydropower plant, which is being built down the river, has almost not changed over the past day. The water level in the dam lake is 257.21 meters now.

The Kolymskaya hydropower plant, which is the upper level of the Kolyma cascade, is situated on Kolyma River at the settlement of Sinegorye. This hydropower plant is the backbones of the regional power grid and generates 95 percent of electric power in the region. The Ust-Srednekanskaya hydropower plant is being built 200 kilometers away from the Kolymskaya hydropower plant with its design capacity of 570 MW. The first start-up facility of the hydropower plant is to be commissioned this year. The construction of the hydropower plant is to be finalized in 2018. By the middle of the previous week the water inflow has more than doubled on the Kolyma hydropower cascade over heavy rains.

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