The explosion of the Kakhovka HPP caused a water shortage in three regions. 94% of irrigation systems in Kherson, 74% in Zaporizhia and 30% in Dnipropetrovsk region remained without a water source.
This was reported by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
The destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric station by Russians caused significant damage to the agriculture of Ukraine.
The disaster at the Kakhovka HPP Photo: Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
According to the ministry, the terrorist act of the enemy involves the flooding of approximately 10 thousand tons. ha of agricultural land on the right bank.
On the temporarily occupied left bank, the situation will be known in the coming days, after analyzing information and pictures about the size of the flooding.
Also, experts said that the disaster will stop the water supply of 31 irrigation systems of fields in Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
"In 2021, these systems provided irrigation for 584 thousand hectares. hectare. of which we collected about 4 million tons of grains and oilseeds, worth about $ 1.5 billion," farmers say
In 2023, according to the ministry, only 13 irrigation systems operate on the right bank of the Dnieper.
Drinking water sources to the population will suffer
The blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric station will lead to drought: fields in southern Ukraine could turn into deserts next year.
"Without the Kakhovka reservoir, not only farmers and water users will suffer, but also sources of drinking water supply to settlements," experts are sure.
The destruction of the Kakhovka HPP will lead to a catastrophe in the field of fisheries.
According to experts, the death of fish has already been recorded: both young and adults.
"The spawning period has just ended and as a result of falling water levels, caviar will dry out in shallow areas," the ministry added.
The fauna of the reservoir will die
"The fauna of the reservoir carried out with the flow of water into the floodplains formed below the dam of the Kakhovka HPP will also die. Since in the future, with a decrease in the "flood" wave, these bioresources will be on land", – stated in the message.
Ingress and death of freshwater fish and other biological resources into the Black Sea
In the salt waters of the Black Sea will get freshwater fish. There she will die.
Meanwhile, the Black Sea fauna from a massive influx of fresh water will also be under threat.
"As a result of the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP, losses for the fishing industry from the death of only adults can reach 95 thousand tons. tons or about 4 billion hryvnias. In total, according to preliminary calculations, losses from the death of all biological resources will amount to 10.5 billion hryvnias," the farmers calculated.
According to preliminary estimates, the negative consequences of the devastation of aquatic biological resources as a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP will be traced for several years in a row, even if the bed of the Kakhovka reservoir is filled in the near future. Since the renewal of the quantitative and qualitative composition of fish populations, the restoration of bottom cenoses of the food supply will take a long time.
Recall that the UN Security Council met on June 6 at the request of Ukraine because of the Russians' blowing up of the dam of the Kakhovka HPP.
Meanwhile, Washington made a statement about the blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric station.
Earlier, the President of Ukraine made a statement on the blowing up of hydroelectric power plants: "Environmental tragedy by the hands of Russian terrorists."
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