The Czech basin can be conveniently used to build a giant reservoir, only a relatively small levee is needed. The resulting lake will span most of the current land of Bohemia.
The most prominent use of the reservoir is a hydroelectric storage plant; it can accumulate solar energy during summer and provide electricity to the entire Europe all the winter. Several other positive effects are also spotted: there will be no more problems with droughts and there are new opportunities for ship transportation.
|Elevation||490 m ASL|
|Surface area||30 152 km2 / 3 015 200 ha||38 % of the Czech Republic; 30 times Three Gorges Dam|
|Volume||6 216 km3||160 times Three Gorges Dam|
|Average depth||206 m|
|Max depth||375 m|
|Gross stored energy|
relative to sea level
|13 EJ (exajoule) / 3 Gt TNT||total production of electrical energy in the United States|
|Expected net energy|
assume 50% efficiency
|2 PWh||170 Chernobyl NPP⋅years|