Route "Podil - Kiev reservoir"
From Podol, past Trukhanov Island and Rybalsky Island, we pass under the Zheleznodorozhny and Severny Bridges, then up between Natalka Park and the Severny and Muromets Islands, along Obolon and the Desna estuary, we go around Veliky Island on the left, we pass to the channel along Vyshgorod to the gateway - exit to the Kiev reservoir, after taking a short walk, we return to the lock towards Kiev.
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.
Description of the turning point
The Kiev Sea begins immediately behind Vyshgorod with a 70-kilometer dam - the longest artificial dam in the world, with an area of almost 1000 km², about 100 km long, maximum width of 14 km, maximum depth of 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.
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