The Irtysh - Karaganda Canal ( officially: academics Sätbajew channel; Russian: Канал имени Каныша Сатпаева or канал Иртыш - Караганда ) located in Kazakhstan and supplies the location in the steppe industrial city of Karaganda (formerly Karaganda russian ) ( approximately 400,000 inhabitants) with water.
The unique channel 502 km long and is conducted openly. From water-rich Irtysh valley near Pavlodar (channel beginning 51 ° 59 ' 37 "N, 76 ° 59 ' 30" O51.99353349166776.991746958611115 ) to the dry Karaganda (channel end 49 ° 58 ' 22 " N, 73 ° 15' 49 " O49.97277777777873.263611111111515 ) overcomes the channel about 500 m difference in altitude, are necessary for this 22 pumping stations. The channel is not navigable, it merely serves as oversized water pipe. The channel is 30-50 feet wide and up to 7 meters deep.