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.
5 Eiffel Towers or 17 Big Ben Towers: our infographics will starkly illustrate the depth of Baikal.
What if you put Baikal on the map of three different countries and two islands? We did it to see how the lake compares.
This infographic will tell you more about different kids of Baikal ices, when the lake is covered with ice and how long it is frozen over.
Numerous rock outcrops on the coast of Baikal have long attracted the attention of famous researchers and geologists who were stunned by the beauty of these places.