One of Crimea's largest rivers dries out

18:47, 2 August 2018

Biyuk-Karasu river, one of the largest ones in the occupied Crimea, dried out because of the severe drought there. The creekbed next to Karasivka village is completely dry; due to that, Taiganske and Bilohirske reservoirs are empty now.

The water from Biyuk-Karasu was the main source for them. The locals say that the growing grass slowly covers the bottom of Bilohirske reservoir, and the rains are the only thing that keeps the reservoir from running dry completely. Its biosystem, which has been shaping for decades, also ceased to be.

The extreme drought urged the local 'authorities' to set the emergency mode in four regions of the occupied peninsula.