As reported vesti.ru, because of erosion dam suspended work Kashkhatau hydropower plant in Kabardino-Balkaria. Press service of the republican Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that there is no threat to the population. Cause erosion dam near the village Kashkhatau Cherek district became torrential rains.
In 18 hours, 40 minutes on June 17 hydroelectric work was suspended, according to ITAR-TASS.
Kashkhatau Hydroelectric (aka Soviet or hydro Cherek HPP-2) is located on the river Cherek. Kashkhatau HPP is in the Lower Chereksky HPP. Construction of the plant began in 1993, but officially it was commissioned only 26 December 2010.
Dam height of the station is 37 meters, its length — 400 meters. Hydro-power is 65 MW. Plant annually produces 241 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
The station is owned by JSC "RusHydro". According to experts, the Kabardino-Balkaria has a significant but little used water power resources, represented by mountain rivers Terek Basin — Uruha, Cherek, Baksan and Malka and their tributaries.