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.
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.
The whole world celebrates the Day of Young Seals Protection on March 15. Nowadays this problem is more topical for Baikal than ever.
Irkustsk and Bratsk HPPs has been the main regulators of annual electricity balances in the region for several decades.
The most frequent question of any tourist is what month he/she should choose for a trip to Baikal. Our infographics will tell you everything about the air temperature on the lake at different seasons of the year.