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  • 16 Mar 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan may receive only 300 million cubic meters of water from upstream Kyrgyzstan this year-- only a fraction of the 6 to 7 billion cubic meters it had been receiving-- due to the very low levels in the Toktogul Reservoir,
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s energy situation, already complicated by the recent failure of a transformer unit at the Toktogul Hydropower Plant, could get worse due to declining water levels in the Toktogul Reservoir, according to the country’s
  • 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
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Dastan Sarygulov, a Kyrgyz businessman and politician who currently heads think tank Nur, said it is not drought, but excessive withdrawals that are to blame for the low water levels in the country’s Toktogul Reservoir on the Naryn
  • 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
  • 11 Nov 2014- 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The leader of Abkhazia, a disputed territory and partially recognized state on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and the southwestern flank of the Caucasus, has proposed bringing water to Crimea via tankers and building a water
  • 24 Oct 2014- 11:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEVASTOPOL, Crimea There is only one month’s worth of water stored in the Chernorechenskoye reservoir, the source of 70 percent of water supply in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, the head of the city water utility said on October 22nd. The
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A member of the Kyrgyz Parliament has questioned the official reasons given for the low level of water in the Toktogul Reservoir. The lack of water in the reservoir, which is located on the Naryn River, has been blamed on the fact
  • 5 Aug 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan on August 1st started providing water to neighboring Kazakhstan, in exchange for electricity supply from Kazakhstan during the coming winter. Kazakhstan needs the water in order to irrigate plantations in the southern part
  • 28 Jul 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Russia is planning to spend $61.5 million USD in the immediate future to provide water to districts in Crimea that were previously supplied via the North Crimea Canal, Crimean Minister of Housing and Public Utilities Alexander Zhdanov
  • 24 Jul 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s water sources are at low levels this year, Deputy Prime Minister Taiyrbek Sarpashev warned this week. He criticized local authorities for failing to prepare for drought, given that the country faces a similar situation
  • 23 Jul 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The Bakhchysarai district in central Crimea will see water shortages starting in August due to low water levels in the Alma River and the Alminskoe reservoir, a high-ranking official said on July 21st. Viktor Nosatov, deputy chair of
  • 10 Jun 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey Turkey has started draining water from 70 lakes in northern Istanbul in preparation for construction of a third airport for the city. The lakes' water is being diverted to the Black Sea via canals. Local residents have complained
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee for the Fuel and Energy Sector and the Use of Mineral Resources on May 20th recommended cutting off water supply to neighboring Uzbekistan until the downstream country resumes natural gas supply to
  • 1 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Toktogul Reservoir, located on the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan, is currently holding only 8.5 billion cubic meters of water, rather than the 19 billion cubic meters it should be holding, and this could lead to serious water

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