After passing through the gateway to the Kiev reservoir, you can turn in the opposite direction without reaching the Mayak, or you can go further and walk along the waves of the artificial sea. It all depends on the length of your walk and the opening hours of the gateway.
Route "Hydropark - Kiev reservoir"
Up the Dnieper along Trukhanov Island and the right bank of Kiev, which offers a view of the Park of Eternal Glory, the Mariinsky Park, and passing under the Pedestrian Bridge, to the Arch of Friendship of Peoples and the Funicular located at Poshtova Square. Further, past Rybalsky Island and Muromets Island, passing under the Zheleznodorozhny and Severny Bridges, past the mouth of the Desna, we go around Veliky Island and go to Vyshgorod and the lock with access to the Kiev Reservoir.
Description of the turning point
The reservoir area is almost 1000 km², the length is about 100 km, the maximum width is 14 km, the maximum depth is 18 m; to create it, more than 50 settlements were flooded, in which 33 thousand people lived.
About 40 species of fish live in the Kiev Sea, incl. silver carp, grass carp, catfish, red book sterlet, beavers and nutria are found, about 800 species of microalgae, more than 70 species of higher aquatic plants, many birds nest. Biologists estimate the natural diversity of the Kiev Sea as the highest of all the reservoirs of the Dnieper cascade.
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