Kakhovka Tragedy = $1.5 Bln Damage to the Nature of Ukraine 

by Meifan Honcharuk
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Kakhovka Tragedy = $1.5 Bln Damage to the Nature of Ukraine 

Flooding of towns and natural parks, death of Red Book animals, drying up of agricultural lands, pollution of groundwater and seas

The Ministry of ecology and natural resources of Ukraine reports that the Russian move to destroy the Kakhovka dam, which led to the devastation of the Kakhovka reservoir, had caused $1.5 billion in damage to Ukraine as of June 10.

What's happening. Firstly, 3 unique natural parks completely drowned: Big meadow went under water by 4.2 m, Kamyanska Sich went under water by 6 m, and national park Nizhnedneprovsky. Oleshky sands are sinking, 30% of the natural reserve fund of the Kherson region is on the verge of irretrievable extinction. 77.78 km² flooded. The average flood level is 4 m. On the cover of the article, you see a drowned in Kherson deer, which was brought by sea to the coast of Odesa.

As a result of the drying up of the Kakhovka reservoir, more than 10 tons of fish died.

Kinburn braid. Water drowned 1.200 ha of the spit and turned its island.

Cadaveric poisons from buried people and animals (including sick cattle), technical waste, fuel and sewage were washed into the Azov and Black seas. 

On the cover of this article, you see the bare bottom of the Kakhovska reservoir.

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