Chen Kim, a volunteer from the Dnipro, visited the Nikopol district for one day. The man visited the shore of the Kakhovsky Reservoir and showed his viewers what happened to the reservoir.
Chen Kim, a volunteer from the Dnipro, visited the Nikopol district one day. The man visited the shore of the Kakhovka reservoir and showed his viewers what happened to the reservoir after the explosion of the Kakhovka power plant.
During his stay in Nikopol, volunteer Chen Kim had the opportunity to go ashore at the shallow Kakhovsky Reservoir. The man posted a video in Stories on his Instagram page.
Now a desert has formed on the territory of the Kakhovsky Reservoir. There are many different shells at the bottom, and the ground itself is overgrown with weeds. Due to the outflow of water, you can also see the old foundations of buildings that were flooded during the creation of the reservoir.
On June 6, Russian occupants blew up the Kakhovskaya HPP dam, and from that moment the water level in the reservoir began to drop sharply. The Nikopol and Kryvorizky districts remained without a central water supply.
As a result of the rapid shallowing near Nikopol, the entire section was damaged along with the railway tracks, which was repaired by railwaymen. In addition, Tritons, which are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine, were carried by the waters of the Dnipro to the Black Sea coast.
We would like to remind you that access to the water table and the shoreline of the Kakhovsky Reservoir is currently prohibited. With the explosion of the Kakhovskaya HPP dam, the water moved away from the shore, being in coastal areas is a direct threat to the city's inhabitants and can provoke enemy fire. We appeal to residents to strictly comply with the ban on entering the coastal belt!
The Kakhovsky Reservoir before the dam was blown up had 2.1 thousand square kilometers of area. This placed it in fourth place in the classification of artificial bodies of water in Europe. It stretched over 200 km.
Today, after the destruction of the dam in Nova Kakhovka by the Russians, the reservoir no longer exists. All that was left of it was a strip of sandy islands, up to several kilometers wide, that emerged from under the falling water table. The loss of water is clearly visible on satellite images:
The reservoir contained a little over 18 cubic kilometers of water. The water level dropped so much that "souvenirs" from distant times appeared on the surface - for example, human bones, probably soldiers from World War II.