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Water supply to Crimea completely blocked after building new Ukrainian dam

Source : 112 Ukraine

Stationary concrete dam was built on the administrative border of the Ukrainian mainland with Crimea occupied by Russia
09:43, 1 May 2017

112 Agency

A stationary concrete dam was built on the administrative border of the Ukrainian mainland with Crimea occupied by Russia, reports TSN.

The new dam on the North-Crimean canal completely blocked the flow of water to the peninsula.

"The water from the Kakhovka water reservoir should irrigate the lands of the south of the Kherson region. If the canal is blocked for several tens of kilometers to the administrative border with Crimea, where there is the last stationary dam, the farms would on the south will be under the threat of drought, so the water was put under less pressure, and the farmers independently built Dam from sandbags, "the story says.

As noted, now authorities have found not a temporary, but a full solution to the problem, which will give them an opportunity to grow rice and wheat.

"Now we have confidence in the future," explained farmer Yuriy Dudchenko.

It took a year to build the dam 35 million UAH were spent on this.

"Phase one is completed, the continuation is the creation of an infrastructure: winches, duty rooms, security," explained Vladimir Oberemok, chief engineer of the North Crimean Canal Administration.

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