In the Zaporizhzhia region, due to the Russian occupiers undermining the Kakhovka HPP, the water level in the Dnipro River continues to decrease. The inhabitants of Zaporizhzhia will feel the consequences of the destruction of the dam by Russian troops for many years to come.
The water below the dam of the Dnipro HPP in Zaporizhzhia has already receded more than 50 meters along the coastline. Such drainage will be a disaster for the fisheries of the region. Even more disastrous it is for agriculture. The lack of irrigation in the controlled territory of the region will lead to estimated losses of 109 million hryvnias among agricultural producers.
The villages located downstream of the Dnipro in the Zaporizhzhia district, such as Bilenke, Chervonodniprovka, and Lysohirka, suffer water problems because they are supplied with water from the lower river.
The terrorist attack by the Russian occupiers at the Kakhovka HPP may threaten the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. There will be enough water in the cooling pond for about two months. Power units of the ZNPP were stopped last year in September, except the fifth power unit, which is in a hot state. It must be transferred to a cold one, because the temperature is 270 degrees Celsius. The Ukrainian personnel who remained at the ZNPP know how to do it. However, people are under constant pressure from the occupiers.