The reservoir is planned to be built to regulate the flow of the Baskan River and be used for irrigation, hydropower generation, fishery and recreation.

Dam specifications:

Reservoir capacity

Total – 80.0 mln. cu m

Useful – 77.0   mln. cu m

Dead volume-3.0 mln. cu m


Location – along the Baskan River, below Yekiasha village of Sarkand district of Almaty region.


As of today, following works on feasibility study development have been completed in full:

– research works;

– engineering geodesic and engineering-geological works;

– hydrology and water management calculations;

– hydraulic structures;

– Hydromechanical equipment;

– Electric power equipment;

– Land management;

– Fishery measures;

– Pre-EIA