Central Java, Gajah Mungkur Reservoir, Wonogiri

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Central Java, Gajah Mungkur Reservoir, Wonogiri

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Gajah Mungkur Reservoir is a reservoir which is located 3 km south of the City Wonogiri district, Central Java Province. The waters of this artificial lake created by damming the river the longest in the island of Java, Solo river. Began to be built in the late 1970s and began operation in 1978. Reservoir with an area of approximately 8800 ha on 7 of this district can irrigate an area of 23,600 ha of rice fields in the area Sukoharjo, Klaten, Karanganyar and Sragen. In addition to supplying drinking water Wonogiri Cities also generate electricity from hydropower by 12.4 megawatts. To build this dam government moving people displaced by the reservoir waters transmigration into Sitiung Bedhol Deso, Lampung Province.

Gajah Mungkur Reservoir is also a very beautiful place of recreation. Here available boat to circumnavigate the waters, as well as fishing spots. Moreover, it can also enjoy the sport hang gliders (Gantole). There is also a recreational park “Spring” which is located 6 km to the south City Wonogiri. In the dry season, a small reservoir will discharge water from the bottom of the reservoir and partially visible. Basic reservoir on the outskirts utilized by local communities to plant annual crops, like corn.

Source: central-java-tourism.com

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