Dnieper Hydroelectric Station, Zaporizhzhya

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The Dnieper Hydroelectric Station (Ukrainian: ДніпроГЕС - DniproHES, Russian: ДнепроГЭС - DneproGES, also known as Dneprostroi Dam) is the largest hydroelectric power station on the Dnieper River, located in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. It is the fifth step of Dnieper hydroelectric stations cascade that provides electric power for Donets–Kryvyi Rih Industrial region.

The station was built in two stages. DniproHES-1 was originally built between 1927-1932, but was destroyed during World War II to make the river harder for the advancing German forces to cross. It was rebuilt between 1944-1950. DniproHES-2 was built between 1969-1980 and later modernized during the 2000s.

The Dnieper Hydroelectric Station dam is an important crossing of the Dnieper. It has a water lock that allows navigation along the river and around the dam. There is also a bridge over the lock that carries a highway that connects the banks of the Dnieper.

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  • This hydroelectric dam was built in 1932. It survived partial destructiuon in WW II & still operates. The best view of the dam & station is from downstream from the Zaporozhian Sich Historical...  more »
  • The main industrial image of the city. It offers a wonderful panorama of the Dnipro, Khortitsa Island and the rapids.  more »
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