According to the latest data, the Kakhovsky Reservoir has lost about 70 percent of its water volume. The view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the circumstances of the dried-up Dnieper river
According to the latest data, the Kakhovsky Reservoir has lost about 70 percent of its water volume. The view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the circumstances of the dried-up Dnieper riverbed is terrifying.
On social networking sites, satellite photos and videos from Ukrainian towns are popping up like mushrooms after the rain, showing the effects of the destruction of the dam on the Dnieper River in Nova Kakhovka by the Russians. Currently, the Kakhovsky Reservoir has lost about 70 percent of its water volume, i.e., about 14 cubic kilometers of water.
Ecologists have calculated that this amount of fresh water would be enough for the humanity of our planet for two days of normal functioning, and for Africa itself for over three weeks. This shows the scale of this catastrophe. On the dry bottom, local residents discover the skeletons of German soldiers and artifacts from the Second World War. Advertisement.
The view of the dried-up Dnieper riverbed is terrifying. One of the recordings shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, as if it was located not on a wide river, but in the desert. Fortunately, the facility has its own safety tank, from which water can be taken to cool the reactors.
Scientists report that the lack of a dam on the Dnieper will cause colossal problems with irrigation of fields in eastern and southern Ukraine. These areas may become desert again, and we must remember that Ukraine is Europe's granary, and is even an element of life or death for many countries of the world, where millions of people may face a serious problem of hunger next year.
This is a granary. This entire area, which descends towards the Black Sea and Crimea, is a granary not only for Ukraine, but also for the world – underlined on Tuesday Martin Griffiths, Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations. “We are already having difficulties with food security, but food prices, I am sure, will increase,” added Griffiths.
As a result of the destruction of the dam on the Dnieper, 50 towns were flooded, and several people lost their lives and dozens were injured. Every day, as many as 700,000 people depended on the reservoir behind the dam for drinking water. Without it, people will be exposed to disease.