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Two water reservoirs of annexed Crimea may be on verge of drying out in fall

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine has repeatedly stated that the supply of water to Crimea via the North Crimean Canal is possible only after the de-occupation of the peninsula
19:07, 19 July 2020

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After the upper part, the middle part of the Bilogorsk water reservoir dried up in occupied Crimea, and the neighboring Taigan reservoir might dry up in the fall. This was reported by Krym.Realii with reference to the activist of the Free Crimea movement Reshad Memetov.

It is reported that the state of the Bilogorsk reservoir in Crimea in July has deteriorated significantly - following the drying up of the upper reservoir in May this year, the middle part of the reservoir has now completely dried up, of which only a small part, bordering the dam, remains.

At the same time, the Biyuk-Karasu river, which feeds the Bilogorsk reservoir, turned into a stream.

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According to local residents, such a low water level at this time of year has never been observed in their memory.

Activist Reshad Memetov noted that the situation is very alarming since the reservoir is on the verge of drying out, which means that the flora and fauna, which have been forming for decades, are being destroyed.

According to him, this week the security forces laid a water pipeline from the Taigan reservoir to Simferopol.

"That is, they will take the last remaining water for the needs of the Crimean capital. Therefore, in the fall, there is every chance for the first time in history to see both the Bilogorsk and the neighboring Taigan reservoirs dry," he said.

Ukraine has repeatedly stated that the supply of water to Crimea occupied by Russia via the North Crimean Canal is possible only after the de-occupation of the peninsula.

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