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  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Crimea has used up about 74 percent of its available freshwater, and has only enough left for one more year, according to Yuriy Smelyanskiy, an expert with Ukrainian non-partisan NGO Maidan of Foreign Affairs. “In Crimea there is a water
  • 11 Oct 2016- 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Sergey Donskoy has instructed Crimean authorities to tighten water consumption restrictions, saying “water is now the weight of gold” on the peninsula. Donskoy had previously warned
  • 30 Jun 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Water consumption has increased dramatically in Crimea amid an ongoing heat wave, said Alexander Zhdanov, Minister of Housing and Communal Services in the separatist Crimean government. The city of Simferopol, which usually consumes
  • 9 Jun 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Effective July 1st, tariffs for utility services in Crimea will go up by 8 to 15 percent, the Crimean committee on prices and tariffs announced this week on its website. The committee said gas and heating rates would increase by 10
  • 28 Apr 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimea will be water-independent in 2020, Konstantin Bakharev, deputy chairman of the Crimean State Council, said this week. “Water mains are now pulling [supply] from the Russian mainland,” Bakharev wrote in an April 28th Facebook
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimean authorities have been ordered to prepare for possible water shortages in some parts of the peninsula, the government announced on its website on February 20th. Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov has directed all emergency
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Crimea A dam on the Chernaya River, whose rapidly filling reservoir provides water supply to 70 percent of residents in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, is at risk of bursting, officials warned this week. After nearly drying up last summer,
  • 20 Apr 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimea could begin implementing drinking water restrictions in the near future, according to local authorities. In order to enforce daily consumption quotas, meters will be installed at each well, and readings monitored by police,
  • 27 Mar 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The Chernorechenskoye Reservoir, the main source of water for the Crimean Black Sea port city of Sevastopol, is currently holding about 39 million cubic meters of water-- 26 million cubic meters less than its maximum volume, according
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Most parts of the Crimean peninsula have sufficient water reserves to last for one year, thanks to recent rains, according to Igor Vail, chairman of the Crimean Committee for Water Economy and Melioration. However, the Crimean capital
  • 27 Feb 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The Russian Foreign Ministry is establishing a special working group to deal with the issue of water supply to Crimea, Igor Vail, chairman of Crimea’s Committee for Water Economy and Melioration, said this week. Crimean authorities do
  • 3 Feb 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Large-scale groundwater extraction will cause problems for Crimea in the long run, but there is no alternative in the short term, Crimean Environmental Minister Gennady Naraev said earlier this week. He said groundwater could meet one
  • 12 Jan 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The reservoir that provides drinking water for the Crimean capital, Simferopol, and nearby areas froze late last week due to abnormally low winter temperatures in the region. The reservoir, one of the largest on the peninsula, had
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimea’s groundwater resources are at risk of salinization due to seawater incursion, according to Sergey Tyumentsev, director general of Crimean environmental company Ukrhimspetsmontazh. The peninsula’s groundwater had previously
  • 21 Nov 2014- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Water reserves in the Crimean city of Sevastopol could run out at the end of this month, and Simferopol, the peninsula’s capital, only has enough water to last until February, according to officials. “The situation remains difficult,”

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