The water level in the North Crimean Canal has not yet fallen. Before the shallowing comes, the authorities are taking a number of measures to minimize the waste of water. This was stated by the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksyonov in your Telegram channel.
The head of the republic stressed that there is no threat to the region from the point of view of water supply.
“So far, rice farming is under attack. But we made a decision that we will fully compensate for all the costs that it will incur, ”Aksenov said.
He added that the remaining agricultural crops on an area of 60,000 hectares will be irrigated from five reservoirs, which are more than 80% full.
Aksenov added that the possibility of filling the North Crimean Canal remains. He explained that powerful pumps should be installed on the Dnieper to pump water.
“All this can be done quite simply. There is no need to pull pipelines to supply long distances. The most expensive is equipment for installation on the Dnieper,” said the head of the Crimea.
He stressed that this can be done as soon as the security issue is resolved.
The head of Crimea noted that now the discussion of the safety of water inflow into the North Crimean Canal is being decided with the federal authorities, but so far there has been no final decision.
The shelling of the Ukrainian military at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station led to the partial destruction of the dam. Huge flows from the reservoir flooded several settlements of the Kherson region at once. The regional authorities have declared a state of emergency. The mayor of Nova Kakhovka, Vladimir Leontiev, noted that seven local residents disappeared as a result of the flood.
The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, announced a large-scale humanitarian and environmental disaster. She stressed that the flood provoked by Ukrainian militants left the inhabitants of the affected settlements homeless, caused damage to agriculture and disrupted the ecological balance of the mouth of the Dnieper.