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.
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.