After the destruction of the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, four irrigation canals, which supplied water to 584,000 hectares of agricultural land in Ukraine, lost water. As the BBC writes , citing data from the Ukrainian government, the fields irrigated from the Kakhovka reservoir produced about two million tons of grain and sunflower seeds annually.
In addition, the canals served as sources of drinking water. The UN said that the supply of 700 thousand people, mainly living in the Russian-occupied part of the Kherson region, is under threat. Kakhovskoe reservoir, holding 18 million cubic meters. km of water, almost completely dried up, the water does not reach the entrances to the canals, including the North Crimean.
The dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station collapsed on June 6, which led to the flooding of settlements on both banks of the Dnieper. As of June 22, 46 people died on the left, occupied, bank. On the right bank, which is controlled by Ukraine, 21 people died, including five who were killed by Russian shelling during the evacuation.