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By the beginning of spring, there is less water in Crimean reservoirs than a year ago. And almost 18 million cubic meters

CrimeaPRESS reports:

By the beginning of March, the total volume of water in the reservoirs of Crimea, located in the riverbeds, amounted to 170.49 million cubic meters, which is 7.15 million cubic meters more than a month ago, but 17.64 million cubic meters less than a year ago . About it reported Federal State Budgetary Institution «Crimean Department of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring».

In February, 29 — 86.9 mm of precipitation fell on the territory of the river basins. They were ubiquitous, but unevenly distributed. So, in the river basins of the southeastern foothills of Kuchuk-Karasu and Su-Indol, their number was 2.6-2.8 times higher than the norm; in the basins of the Alma and Biyuk-Karasu rivers — 1.4-1.7 times more than the norm; in the basins of the rivers Kacha, Belbek, Chernaya — within the monthly norm, and in the basins of the rivers of the South Coast — only half the norm. In the Crimean mountains, in the Ai-Petri area, 63.4 mm of precipitation fell (51% of the norm), and in the area of ​​the Angarsk Pass — 95.3 mm of precipitation (98% of the norm).

The anomalously warm weather that settled at the end of the month contributed to the melting of snow in the mountainous regions, which caused minor floods on the rivers of the northern foothills, which in turn led to a gradual increase in the water content of these rivers. Thus, water levels on small rivers increased by 13-28 cm, on the Biyuk-Karasu River and in the lower reaches of the Belbek River — by 44-50 cm, — noted the Crimean hydrologists. — The average water discharge for February on the rivers Alma, Kacha, Belbek, Kokkozka, Chernaya, Salgir Biyuk-Karasu amounted to 0.43-3.88 cubic meters per second, on small rivers of the northern foothills and the South Coast — 0.17-0.44 cubic meters per second. senkundu and were: on the Chernaya River 1.4 times higher than the norm; on the rivers Kacha, Belbek, Kokkozka, Salgir within — 29-66% of the norm, and on the other rivers within the norm.

In the basins of most mudflow rivers in the districts of Alushta, Sudak and Feodosia, an insignificant runoff was observed. Currently, most of the rivers in these areas are streams up to 1 meter wide and up to 10 cm deep.

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The inflow of water into the reservoirs in February (in millions of cubic meters) was: Belogorskoye — 5.6, Simferopol — 2.4, Schastlivenskoye — 1.4, Partizanskoye — 1.9, Chernorechenskoye — 9.3.

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