Above the village of Bukovec and next to the village of Hýľov there is a large Bukovecká artificial reservoir, serving as a supplementary reservoir of drinking water for the city of Košice and Košice surroundings.
In addition to this reservoir, there is also a lower reservoir under Bukovec, which was built as an emergency reservoir of service water for metallurgical operation of VSŽ Košice.
From the geomorphological point of view, it belongs to the area of ​​Slovenské rudohorie and its mountain unit Volovské vrchy (valley in which the artificial reservoir forms the border of sub-units Holička and Kojšovská hoľa).
The Bukovec Water Reservoir was built between 1968 and 1976. In addition to drinking water supply for the inhabitants, the reservoir also has a protective function, balancing fluctuating yields of the Košice group water supply, but also fulfills a protective function in reducing flood flows.
Bukovec Reservoir is not open to the public, but is an important habitat for waterfowl, amphibians and birds. The habitat is predestined for the occurrence of more amphibians, mammals, insects and reptiles.
The storage volume of the tank is about 25 million cubic meters. The length of the dam is 2.8 kilometers.
The height of the dam above the terrain is from 50 to 55 meters.
The water work is administered by the Slovak State Water Management Company.


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