A water-storage reservoir which does not freeze in winter, since an associated thermoelectric power-station uses the water as coolant. The water is also used for irrigation.
The reservoir supports large and important numbers of Phalacrocorax carbo and P. pygmeus in winter. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (6-17 in winter), Aythya nyroca (max. 2 in winter).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rozov Kladenets Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2022.