The Dnieper will enter its usual course under the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station by June 16. On this subject informed on Saturday, June 10, the acting governor of the Kherson region Vladimir Saldo, referring to the preliminary calculations of RusHydro, The Eastern Herald reports.
Saldo wrote in his telegram channel that during the day the water level in Novaya Kakhovka dropped from 3 meters to 7 meters. According to him, the pumping of water and the collection of garbage in the streets have started.
“The water began to descend in the lower course of the Dnieper <…>. According to preliminary calculations by PJSC RusHydro, the Dnieper will enter its usual course under the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station by June 16,” Saldo said.
He noted that on Saturday morning more than six thousand people were evacuated from the flooded territories of the city of Novokahovsky, Aleshkinsky and Golopristansky municipal districts of the Kherson region. Among them, 235 children, as well as 81 people with reduced mobility, the statement said.
According to Saldo, 795 people and 344 equipment were involved in the fight against the consequences of the flood. The work is hampered by “constant shelling by militants of Ukrainian armed formations”, added the head of the region.