“Yokvotsi ” Dam

   "Yokvotsi" Dam is one of the biggest dams on the territory of Bulgaria. It is built on the river Veselina near Elena. It services the needs for water of about 250 000 people in the region of Veliko Tyrnovo and the neighboring areas. The total volume is 92 179 000 m³.

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   The dam was called after one of the destroyed villages while building it. The village is now under the water. The building started in March 1968 and in December 1977 starts its storage. The first release of the water from the dam was on 25th of April 1979. During 1981-1982 is implemented the release of the water supply system "Yovkotsi" on two stages.

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      The region of the dam is appropriate for amateur fishing. In the villages there are many hotels and guest houses.





The neares sleeve of "Yovkovtsi" Dam to the town of Elena