Dalis Mta Water Reservoir

Updated: 18 January, 2022 seen 120

Dalis Mta water reservoir is a man made reservoir built on Iori river, at the distance of 30 km to the south of Dedoplistskaro, in the vicinity of Chachuna Managed Reserve. 

We first discovered it during a Vashlovani trip in the Summer of 2021, we actually stayed overnight next to this water reservoir at the Hotel Dalis Mta

Dalis Mta reservoir in Georgia
Dalis Mta reservoir in Georgia

Very spectacular place. I would say - one of the most interesting I have recently seen. 

The mountain at the coast of the water reservoir is called “Dalis Mta”. The total water volume is 140,0 million m3. Hundreds of thousands of larvae are placed there annually.

Dalis Mta water reservoir
Dalis Mta water reservoir

The following fish species are spread: Grass Carp, Barbels, Common Carp, Silver Carp, Labeobarbus, Common Bream, The Danube Bleak. Fishing is allowed only with a fish-hook. The most desirable period is from May-June through November. It is possible to relax in a peaceful environment and on fresh air in the hotel located here.

Dam at Dalis Mta reservoir
Dam at Dalis Mta reservoir

Surrounding territory is populated with 3 species of amphibians, 31 species of reptiles and 25 species of mammals are spread here. Birds are particularly diverse – 132 species.