Jordán Reservoir

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Location
49°25'17"N
014°39'54"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Jordán Reservoir (Czech: Jordán) is a reservoir inside the city of Tábor, South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. Built in 1492, it is the oldest dam on the territory of the Czech Republic.The reservoir was created by creating an earth dam across the Košín brook (Košínský potok, also known as Tismenice) with the purpose of providing drinking water for the town's inhabitants. Later, it was used for aquaculture. Today it is used as a place of recreation. The levée of the reservoir is 18 metres high, and the area is 50 ha. It contains around 3 million m3 of water. The deepest point is 12.5 metres below the surface. Jordán brook (Jordánský potok) flows out from the reservoir, with the 18-metre high Jordán waterfall (Jordánský vodopád) just after the levée. A short distance upstream on Košín brook, next to the village of Náchod, lies a smaller dam named Small Jordán (Malý Jordán). In 1991 a road bridge was built over the reservoir. The bridge is suspended on a single 77-metre high pylon. The length of the bridge is 208.5 m, and it runs 10.5 m above the water surface.

Recreation

The northern bank of Jordán is called Plovka and it is often used in summer for sunbathing. There is also a beach which is used in summer for swimming and a restaurant. It is also possible to lend paddle boats and normal boats there. Near the east part of Jordán is a traffic park. There is also a children's playground including a sandbox and climbing frame. On the south side, there are many pontoons.

Setting

Jordán is located in the east part of Tábor, next to the main square.

Flora and Fauna

In Jordán the greatest fish that has ever been found was a carp weighing 28 kg (61.7 lb), found in 1890 on the shore.
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