Natural attractions \ Lake \ Kavadarci, Macedonia
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Tikves Lake is located 12km south-west of Kavadarci on the River Crna or 3km from the village Vozarci.
Tikves lake was built in 1968 by directing the waters of the river and building a 104m high dam. The dam is built of stones and it is 338m long. Tikves lake is the largest and the oldest artificial lake in Macedonia. Tikves lake covers an area of 14km2 and 29km with a capacity of 475 million m3 water. The water of the Tikves lake is used for irrigation and deriving electricity.
The irrigation is performed by the hydro-system Tikves and in the vicinity of the dam the hydroelectric plant Tikvesh is located. The lake is rich with fish. Most dominant is the sheat-fish that can reach the size of 2m.
Thanks to the irrigation Tikves Lake made Tikves valley a real oasis with endless vineyards and orchards. Today Tikves Lake with its micro-climate establishes itself as an recreational and tourist resort.