On the night of June 6, the Russians blew up the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. The destruction caused widespread flooding, as well as a humanitarian and environmental disaster. About 80 settlements are under the threat of flooding. Now there is a mass evacuation of the population.
The dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station and its administrative buildings almost completely disappeared under the pressure of water from the Kakhovka reservoir (sea).
The water level in the Kakhovka reservoir is gradually decreasing and has already fallen by almost one and a half meters. This was announced by the head of the Dnepropetrovsk OVA Serhiy Lysak in Telegram on Tuesday, June 6.
“The water level in the reservoir is decreasing. He fell almost 1.5 meters. We were preparing for an emergency. The Nikopol region and Kryvyi Rih region are equipped with specialized water supply equipment and post-treatment systems. Krivoy Rog has a reserve of water supply due to the maximum filling of the South and Karachunovsky reservoirs,” he wrote.
Lysak assured that design estimates have also been developed to provide the cities of Krivoy Rog, Marganets, Pokrov and Nikopol with constant water supply.