The water supply in the Chernorechensky reservoir in Sevastopol is a little more than a third of the total. This was reported to the online newspaper Novy Sevastopol by the press service of the Vodokanal State Unitary Enterprise.
According to the data of the enterprise as of August 12, the filling capacity of the reservoir decreased to 24.4 million cubic meters. The total volume is 64 million cubic meters.
In June this year, the volume of water reserves was 33 million cubic meters. As the newspaper notes, in August, residents of the village of Chernorechye reported a shortage of water in the wells. Vodokanal was instructed to work on the supply of drinking water for the villagers.
On June 20, the head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said that the peninsula would cope without the supply of Dnieper water from Ukraine.
The North Crimean Canal was built during the Soviet era in 1961-1971. In 2014, after the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the Ukrainian authorities cut off water supplies.
The shortage had to be compensated by drilling new artesian wells and deliveries from the mainland of the Russian Federation.
Those volumes of water from the Dnieper, which the Crimean population has not received for six years, now simply pour into the Black Sea. At the same time, Ukrainian officials noted that an excess of water floods the Kherson region.