15:59 16 Jul 2023

North Crimean Canal running dry due to Kakhovka Dam destruction

Photo: Telegram/ Krymskiy Veter

Due to Russian troops blowing up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, there is almost no water left in the North Crimean Canal near the village of Semysotka.

Rubryka writes about this, referring to the corresponding photos published by the Telegram channel "Krymskiy Veter."

As noted, the photos show a section of the canal near the village of Semysotka in the Leninsky district of occupied Crimea.

Кримський канал

Photo: Telegram / Krymskiy Veter

"This is what the North Crimean Canal looks like now in the area of the village of Semysotka of the Leninsky district. Different types of freshwater plants have completely occupied the remains of the water surface," the post emphasized.

Кримський канал

Photo: Telegram / Krymskiy Veter

As the general director of Ukrhydroenergo Ihor Syrota previously explained, at the moment, the water level in the Kakhovka reservoir is lower than the level needed to navigate the Crimean Canal.

"There is no water supply to Crimea because the water level in the Kakhovka reservoir is already much lower than what is needed to go along the Crimean Canal.

Therefore, most likely, water will not flow to Crimea for at least a year. Under the condition of our de-occupation, we will also not be able to provide them with water at first," he noted.

Due to the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam by Russian troops, four regions in Ukraine will suffer from a lack of water, and in Crimea, water will probably not appear in the canal for at least a year.

As reported by British analysts, due to the destruction of the hydroelectric power plant, the Kakhovka reservoir, from which the North Crimean Canal receives its water, became shallow.

British intelligence believes that water will soon stop flowing to the peninsula. This will worsen access to fresh water in the south of the Kherson region and the north of Crimea.

For reference:

As Rubryka wrote, on the night of June 6, Russian invaders blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant.

Over 160,000 birds and 20,000 wild animals were in danger of dying because of the Russians' blowing up the Kakhovka HPP.

We reported that 32 places, including oil refineries, gas stations, thermal power plants, and warehouses, were flooded in the Kherson region due to the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam.

According to preliminary information, about 150 tons of engine oil leaked into the water in the first days of the disaster.

As Rubryka wrote, in the Mykolaiv, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions, residents of the flooded areas were forbidden to catch, sell and eat fish, as there is a risk of contracting botulism.

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

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