Consequences for the environment of russians destroying the Kakhovka dam
According to the ecologists.
1. Pollution of the black sea
Hundreds of thousands of tons of soil and toxic sludge accumulated at the bottom of the Kakhovka water reservoir will be washed into the sea.
2. Massive death of fish due to a rapid drop in water level after 3-5 days will cause the risk of botulism
3. Disappearance of fauna
4. Drought and fires
5. Agricultural loss
The fertile agricultural lands surrounding the dam would be submerged, resulting in the loss of crops and livestock.
6. Water scarcity
While the immediate concern is flooding, in the long run, the destruction of the dam leads to water scarcity in the region. The dam serves as a reservoir, providing water for irrigation, drinking, and industrial use.
7. Long-term environmental consequences
The sudden release of a large amount of water and sediment could have long-term consequences for the downstream ecosystems. It could alter river channels, degrade water quality, and impact fish populations, leading to ecological imbalances.