Water supplies in the North Crimean Canal will run out within a few months due to the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP, said the head of the Russian parliament of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov.
This was reported by TASS.
"When the decision was made by the Soviet authorities to build [the North Crimean Canal], rice production was one of the directions. This year we have already harvested the first harvest, and many farms have started to return to rice as it is profitable. We have not received any claims for losses of any kind, there are none at the moment. Because there are still water reserves in the canal itself, they will run out within a few months, but they are still there," the official said.
According to Konstantinov, the Russian authorities of the peninsula are looking for alternative sources for reclamation.