Nowadays the HPP regulates the level of water in the Irkutsk Water Reservoir and saves the city and its residents from dangerous floods. The dam of the Irkutsk HPP makes it possible to control the water level on that segment of the former Angara riverbed from Listvyanka to Irkutsk, which represents the “real” Irkutsk water reservoir.
New photo narrative from our #ThePeopleOfTheLake series.
In 2019 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Baikal State Natural Biosphere Reserve. Here is a photo tour around its beautiful boundaries, to see its modern visitors’ center, open-air expositions, and eco-tourist complexes.
The expedition for monitoring of the ecological state of Lake Baikal ended in September. It was organized by En + Group together with the Lomonosov Moscow State University and was aimed at determining the actual risks and threats to the lake created by anthropogenic load, technology-related factor and natural processes. The results of the expedition were summed up by its leader, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Senior Researcher at the Department of Hydrobiology of Moscow State University, Mikhail Kolobov.