Dnieper River Released Early to Ease Water Woes in Crimea

10 Apr 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Water from the Dnieper River has been released ahead of schedule to fill reservoirs in Crimea and supply the Ukrainian peninsula with irrigation and drinking water, regional authorities said last week. According to the Crimean Committee of Water Facilities Development and Irrigated Agriculture (Reskomvodhoz), off-stream reservoirs in Crimea will receive 133.06 million cubic meters of water. “Some 55 million cubic meters of water from the Dnieper will be received by the Mezhgornoye Reservoir to guarantee stable water supply for Simferopol and Sevastopol,” the committee said. Crimean authorities asked Ukraine’s National Water Resources Agency to open the valves of the North Crimean canal a month early to solve water supply problems in the city of Simferopol and to compensate for the water deficit in off-stream reservoirs, according to Reskomvodhoz First Deputy Chairman Edip Gafarov...

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