Nagykunság flood-level-reducing reservoir

The project is part of the Improvement of the Vásárhelyi Plan (IVP) programme which fits into the development plans for the Tisza Valley flood-control system. The objectives of the project are to contribute to keeping flood waves under the design flood levels and to managing the surrounding natural landscape.

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Project description

The physical object of the project is a reservoir delimited by dykes, with controllable water intake/outlet structures.

The Nagykunság flood-level-reducing reservoir will cover an area of 40 km2 and be capable to receive 99 million m3 of water if it is filled up to its maximum storage level of 88.10 m above Baltic Sea level, in which case the average water depth will be 2.5 m.

Groundwater observation wells and observation equipment needed for quantitative and qualitative monitoring of the water in the reservoir will be deployed and an environmental monitoring system will be put in place to monitor the impacts on the natural habitat of the surrounding area.

What are the project likely benefits?

The reservoir contributes to keeping flood waves under the design flood levels and to managing the surrounding natural landscape.

What are the project likely environmental benefits?

Water intake into the reservoir while respecting the surrounding natural conditions will be possible. The canal system of the reservoir will also be cleaned up and maintained in such a way to respect the surrounding natural habitat.

Draft date

01/01/2007