The brotherly reservoir is one of the largest reservoirs in the world
As a result of the construction of the Bratsk hydroelectric power station on the riverAngara formed a deep bay. This reservoir is called the Bratsk Reservoir. In terms of volume, it ranks second in the world. The reservoir was named after the city of Bratsk, located on the coast. In addition to Bratsk, there is another city on the shore - Svirsk. The reservoir has a wide range of uses: navigation, fishing, rafting, water supply.
The brotherly reservoir began to fill in 1960year. The filling ended in 1967. At the same time, the city of Old Bratsk, Balagansk, over 300 villages, a large area of fertile lands, and 110 kilometers of railroad tracks were flooded. Before the construction of the Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station, Stone Isles were located on this site, which were of historical value. The rocks on these islands were famous for the numerous drawings of animals that ancient people painted. Before the flood, the most valuable images were cut down and sent to the Irkutsk Art Museum. Several stone blocks with drawings came to the museum of St. Petersburg.
What is the Bratsk water reservoir? It has a rather complex configuration. The components are the two main stretches occupying the flooded areas and located in the valley of the Angara and Oka rivers. The banks of the reservoir are heavily indented by other, smaller rivers and bays, far inland.
The brotherly reservoir has its ownAttraction. These are memorable signs that remind us of the sites of ancient people. The first sign dedicated to the parking of an ancient man is the architectural and ethnographic museum "Angarskaya Derevnya". The second sign is a commemorative cross, set on Mount Monastery. The third sign is near the village of Buret, located on the right coast of the Angara, 7 kilometers from the Maltinsky parking lot. The fourth sign is set on the Black River. Another memorable sign, made of marble, is located near the mountain Rudnaya. It is dedicated to the activities of the Nikolaevsky plant, which was previously located on the flooded territory.
But this is not all that the Irkutskregion. The cleanest air, magnificent aroma of coniferous forests, excellent water reservoirs attract many travelers here, and many go to this paradise with children. Rest in Irkutsk region opens the most tempting prospects for filling your free time. Hunting fans can walk with a gun through forest land. Those who love beach holidays, do not have to look for a suitable place for swimming or glade, as the territory here is very clean. For those who prefer walking, special hiking routes have been developed.
A special place is fishing in the Irkutsk region. A lot of fish are found in the Bratsk reservoir. Fishing is carried out both in summer and in winter. It is necessary to take into account the size of the pond, therefore it is recommended to fish from the boat in the summer. The reservoir is famous for its perch and bream. It is very rare to catch carp. The most interesting object for fishing is omul. There are quite often held all kinds of competitions related to fishing.