Light above the village council

Stands now in Petrokamenskom dilapidated hydroelectric power. And the people, especially the young, attention to it do not pay. But this is, if you look in the archives to dig so with the old talk, interesting page of history. In 1918, our countryman AK Bad came crazy idea at the time to restore the dam on the river Neiva, build hydroelectric and extract the electric current for lighting Petrokamenskogo and nearby villages. For a start, he has studied income neighboring peasants. But they would not be enough even to return to the life of the old dam. Enthusiast rural electrification that has Read more [...]
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Kama hydroelectric station

Kama hydroelectric station Started page. at p. Kame, 4 km below the confluence of river Chusovaya in 1930, continued in 1948 and completed in 1958, 24 units total is powerful. 504 thousand. KW located in the body of the concrete spillway of the dam. In addition to the dam, combined with the engine room, in the river bed are hydroelectric earth dam, the twin six-chamber shipping gateway to the approach channel and floodplain dam. Powered by Kama Reservoir Square. until 1915 m. km, up to 12.2 cu. km. In the 1950s, built the power lines including Kama HPP Sverdl. length of 368 km, a voltage of 220 Read more [...]
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Deputies are trying to prevent the possibility of mass death of fish in the Volga

In April last year located on the River Volga Zhigulyovskaya hydroelectric power during the flood was produced by high-spirited water discharge. Due to the hydrostatic pressure differential death occurred 10 s of thousands of fish during the spawning season. In January of this year at a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture and Food Samara Regional Duma deputies spotted draft proclamation in JSC "RusHydro". The letter offered to change the mode of operation of hydroelectric power stations during the flood, set hourly water flow through hydroelectric. Earlier the same appeal was directed to Read more [...]
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In the basin of the Yenisei River in the village of Nizhneangarsk regime introduced emergency

In the Republic of Buryatia in the low air temperature (- 300 C) on the river crude Molokon near the village Nizhneangarsk formed frost. Were flooded outbuildings. Under threat of flooding were two houses on the street Zarechnoj and one house down the street Fisherman in which 12 people live. On January 9, 2013 on the urban settlement area "village Nizhneangarsk" introduced a state of emergency. As a result of this work to divert water ice mound of ice cut from the riverbed crude Molokon upcoming danger of flooding housing sector is not, reports the Federal Agency of water resources. Sayano-Shushenskaya Read more [...]
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The level of the lake fell by 12 inches

The level of lake Baikal in comparison with the previous year decreased by 12 inches, approaching critically low point. The reason — the lack of rainfall in summer and early autumn in the watershed basin of the deepest on the planet freshwater lake, and it Zabaikalsky Krai, Republic of Buryatia, the neighboring Mongolia, according to ITAR-TASS. According to the head of Department Michael Ludwig, «for 11 days the level of the lake is kept on the same mark — 456 78 meters centimeters in the Pacific dimension, which shows a sharp decline in the inflow into the lake, Read more [...]
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Live Sayan fault

5 September. In the upper reaches of the Yenisey valley with volcanoes, which can Wake up at any moment. Downstream in the area of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station - living the fault. Mountains grow here with a speed of one centimeter per year. Scientists believe that this is one of the most seismic regions. Does the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant, designed for 8 points, the conditions of our region with seismicity 9 points? What happens to the dam HPP, could hydropower patching cracks after earthquakes? What we actually know about the most powerful and reliable Read more [...]
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Baikal threatens Irkutsk Region and Buryatia

Baikal threatens Irkutsk Region and Buryatia. This was discussed today at the round table in the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic. Alarm scientists is imminent rise in water level in the lake. And it is fraught with both economic and environmental, and even loss of life. According to scientists, the expected rise in the water level at Lake Baikal is fraught by a flurry of fatal problems. This is a blow to the fauna of the lake, which is very painful experiences any environmental shift. And the threat of financial problems - as a result of failure of the Irkutsk hydroelectric Read more [...]
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The Middle Volga come autumn flood

Stream falling from hydroelectric dams Zhigulevskaya water - a sight for the end of November unusual. A similar pattern can be observed only once - in 1990. Then, as now, in the middle Volga started autumn flood. What will have to start running drop, energy expected in early November. Was too large amount of water, which came from the upper Volga. To date, its flow is two times higher than the norm. In order to prevent an emergency, it was decided - the dam to open. A few days earlier, the excess water began to drop hydroelectric Cheboksary, Nizhny Novgorod and the Upper Volga cascade hydropower Read more [...]
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State of hydraulic structures in Russia

In the Russian Federation there are over 30 thousand reservoirs and hundreds of industrial waste storage and disposal. Of these, about 2,500 reservoirs and 400 drives have a capacity of more than 1 million cubic meters. Many of them are subject to high risk, since operated without maintenance for 50 years. The increase in the number and size of hydraulic structures causes the increasing importance of security problems of the population living below the waterfront and dams, and the prevention of major environmental disasters. Number of people living in areas of immediate threat to life and health Read more [...]
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Black in August Energy

It has long been observed that in August in Russia are major disasters involving a large number of victims. Unfortunately, no exception and August 2009. So, on August 16 there were just two "loud" crash. In the Kaluga region crashed training "Yak-52", carrying the absolute European champion airplane sport, winner of world championships, flight instructor Svetlana Fedorenko. At about the same time under the Kubinka in the Moscow region have faced down two "Su-27" aerobatic team "Russian Knights", was killed in the fall flight group commander Igor Tkachenko, Read more [...]
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In See, the Amur region, there was a funnel

May 31. In See a new city water lines, running from the Zeya hydroelectric dam to the water treatment plant, formed funnel. It has a diameter of nearly 20 meters. Support conduit concrete structures slipped to the bottom of the funnel - informs "AmurPolit.ru "with reference to the press service of the regional emergency department. As it turned out, two days ago, on May 29, Zeya hydroelectric increased water discharge. As a result, on-site water main input trays wet ground, which led to the formation of the crater. On the livelihood of citizens incident did not affect the water in Read more [...]
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Black in August Energy

It has long been observed that in August in Russia are major disasters involving a large number of victims. Unfortunately, no exception and August 2009. So, on August 16 there were just two "loud" crash. In the Kaluga region crashed training "Yak-52", carrying the absolute European champion airplane sport, winner of world championships, flight instructor Svetlana Fedorenko. At about the same time under the Kubinka in the Moscow region have faced down two "Su-27" aerobatic team "Russian Knights", was killed in the fall flight group commander Igor Tkachenko, Read more [...]
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The Taming of the Siberian rivers

Elimination of flooding in Middle and Lower Ob River and the lower reaches of the Irtysh - technically very complicated and huge-scale engineering task. Its solution is possible only in the implementation of at least seasonal regulation of the flow of both rivers. The scale and complexity of this problem are determined primarily by the enormous size of the river basin, a vast extent of the rivers, a very large abundance of water-bearing and high-water tributaries. The volume of the average annual flow of the Ob River in the mouth of approximately 400 cubic meters. km. Therefore, building on Read more [...]
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Quiet Flows the Don

With the construction of hydroelectric Tsimlyansk, reservoir which allows long-term regulation p. Don, to reduce the threat of high floods in the Lower Don (below Tsimlyansk hydroelectric). However, in wet years with significant discharges of water from the reservoir below its downstream inundation of floodplains, causing economic losses. Therefore, the lower Don constructed cascade hydropower. Their purpose - to increase navigable depths and further reduce the height of flooding. For flood control in the basin of the upper and middle reaches of the Don will build a series of hydroelectric Read more [...]
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State of hydraulic structures in Russia

In the Russian Federation there are over 30 thousand reservoirs and hundreds of industrial waste storage and disposal. Of these, about 2,500 reservoirs and 400 drives have a capacity of more than 1 million cubic meters. Many of them are subject to high risk, since operated without maintenance for 50 years. The increase in the number and size of hydraulic structures causes the increasing importance of security problems of the population living below the waterfront and dams, and the prevention of major environmental disasters. Number of people living in areas of immediate threat to life and health Read more [...]
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