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.
Key To Baikal shares the story behind ecological trails and why they are so important for the lake.
The amount of Baikal water would be enough for each Russian for a period of 200 thousand years.
5 Eiffel Towers or 17 Big Ben Towers: our infographics will starkly illustrate the depth of Baikal.