18:28 14 Jun 2023

2,400 hectares of forest in Mykolaiv region still flooded, Kinburn Spit affected most

In the Mykolaiv region, 2,400 hectares of forest plantations remain flooded, the largest of which is on the temporarily seized Kinburn Spit.

The Southern Forestry Office announced this on Facebook.

"As of the morning of June 14, on the eighth day after the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP, approximately 2,400 hectares of forest plantations are currently affected by elevated water levels. The largest area of inundation in the Kinburn and Vasyliv forests of the occupied peninsula is 2,200 hectares," the message reads.

It is noted that there is a significant decrease in flooding in the Snihuriv Forestry – 300 hectares of water have gone away in a day, and 100 hectares of forest plantations remain flooded.

Insignificant remnants of flooding are observed in the territories of the Mykolaiv, Andriiv, and Ochakiv forests.

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As Rubryka wrote, on the night of June 6, Russian invaders blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, located a few kilometers from the temporarily occupied city of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region.

Ukrhydroenergo stated that the Kakhovka HPP is completely destroyed and cannot be restored.

Later it became known that swimming in reservoirs, fishing, and consuming fish in the Kherson region became forbidden.

More than 160,000 birds and 20,000 wild animals were put at risk of death due to the Russians' destruction of the Kakhovka HPP.

According to the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food estimates of Ukraine Mykola Solskyi, farmers will not be able to fully use 1-1.5 million hectares of agricultural land due to the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP.

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