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In Crimea, water reserves in reservoirs decreased in May

In Crimea, water reserves in reservoirs decreased in May

CrimeaPRESS reports:

The volume of water in Crimean reservoirs located in river beds has decreased due to lack of precipitation, according to the website of the Crimean Department of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.

The total total water reserves in reservoirs located in the beds of the main rivers by the beginning of summer amounted to 176.64 million cubic meters. m, which is 14.23 million cubic meters. m less than a month ago— quotes the message TASS.

It is noted that in May, a significant lack of precipitation was observed in the basins of most rivers. The largest number of them — 41 mm (norm) was noted in the Kokkozki River basin near the village of Aromat. In the remaining basins the amount of precipitation was 5.1-26 mm. In the river basins of the south-eastern foothills, the Salgir River and the southern coast of Crimea, within 10-26% of the norm, in the basins of other rivers — within 33-52% of the norm. In the Crimean Mountains, where the sources of the main rivers are located, very little precipitation fell, about 17% of the norm.

The report says that the lack of precipitation, which has persisted over the past two months, has contributed to a gradual decrease in water availability in all river basins. A short-term increase in water levels by 59 cm was observed on May 28 only on the Maly Salgir River, within the city of Simferopol.

By the end of May, most mudflow rivers in the Alushta, Sudak and Feodosia districts experience insignificant flow.

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source: TASS

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