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Kapchagay reservoir

Tourist transfer to the Kapchagay reservoir

A dam on the Kapchagay reservoir was built on the Ili River in connection with the launch of the Kapchagai hydroelectric power station. The Kapchagai territory was filled with water in 1970. The reservoir area is 1847 km2, length 187 km, width 23 km, average depth 15 m, deepest point 46 m.

How to get there

The Kapchagay dam and Kapchagay reservoir - on the Ili River, is located on the territory of the Akimat of the city of Kapchagay, Almaty region and on the territory of Talgar and Enbekshikazakh regions. 60 kilometers north of the city of Almaty.
GPS coordinates: 43°52′0″N 77°30′0″E

Information for tourists

The length of the reservoir coast is 430 km. The northern bank of the dam is sandy-gravel, mostly high and steep, the southern one is low, gentle, sandy-loamy. The lake is home to 26 species of fish (whitefish, crucian carp, carp, catfish, etc.), of which 16 species are of commercial importance. About 2 thousand tons of fish are caught annually. More than 450 thousand hectares of land will be irrigated with the help of the dam. Rice and melons are grown here. In addition, hayfields and pastures used by Kapchagai enterprises are irrigated.

Kapchagay reservoir

  • Distance of the route: 130 km
  • Season time: all season
  • Best time: Julu, August
  • Group size: 1-10
  • Days & nights: 1

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