Five rivers providing fresh water dry out in annexed Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The issue is about rivers Kacha, Alma, Chorna, Belbek and Tonas, which dried out due to the shortage of precipitates
16:39, 2 September 2020

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In Crimea annexed by Russia, five rivers dried out; they provided the reservoirs of drinking runoff of the peninsula with fresh water as the Crimean hydrometeorology office reported.

On July 26, Kacha River near Suvorove village dried out; on August 3 – Alma River near Partyzanske reservoir; on August 13 – Chorna River above Chernorechensky reservoir; on August 18 – Belbek River near Fruktove village. On August 29, for the first time of hydro-meteorological observations, Tonas River dried out; it is the right tributary of Biyuk-Karasu River. The influx of water to Partyzanske and Chernorechensky reservoirs stopped and the influx to other reservoirs was insignificant.

Related: Zelensky’s representative opens up on issue of water supply to Crimea

The authorities of occupied Crimea see the reason for drying out of the rivers in shortage of precipitates, which were short-time, perennial and local during the summer.

Earlier, head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Leonid Kravchuk stated that Ukraine might renew the water supply to Crimea if it faces humanitarian catastrophe. However, water supply to the industrial and military infrastructure in the occupied peninsula is out of the question.

Related: Unprecedented drought in Crimea: Can the Russian-occupied peninsula solve its water problems without Ukraine?

As we reported earlier, according to Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov, there is enough water for the population in Crimea.



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