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ČGS South Bohemia

Orlík Artificial Lake Quay

The Orlík water reservoir is a part of the Vltava River cascade. It was used to damp the Vltava river flow near Solenice in the Příbram region. Its name is derived from the name of the Orlík chateau. It was built between 1954 and 1961 and brought into operation on 22 December 1961. The dam is 91 m high and its crest across the Vltava river is 450 m long. The water reservoir covers an area of 2,732 ha and retains 716.5 million cubic meters of water. The water reservoir changed the landscape character of the Vltava river valley where even several villages and colonies had to be flooded. The Orlík water reservoir is an ideal place for recreational purposes, fishing or water sports. The hydroelectric power plant is located at the concrete dam foot.

GPS position

N 49° 30.762', E 14° 10.015'



Česká geografická společnost
Mgr. Petra Karvánková, Ph.D.
Katedra geografie PF JU v Českých Budějovicích, Jeronýmova 10, 371 15 České Budějovice
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