Due to drought, the filling rate of the Dniester reservoir fell by almost half

In June-July, the inflow to the Dniester reservoir decreased from 56 to 30 cubic meters. m / s, which has become one of the lowest rates over the past almost half a century.

It is reported by PJSC “Ukrhydroenergo” in Facebookreports Ukrinform.

“Over the past almost 50 years, such extremely low inflows and dehydration of the territory have not been observed on the Dniester waterway. During this dry period from June to July, the inflow to the Dniester reservoir decreased from 56 to 30 cubic meters. m / s,” the message says.

The company notes that, despite the unfavorable conditions, the Dnestrovskaya HPP provided the water needs of the regions of Ukraine located in the lower reaches of the Dniester River through the Nizhnednestrovskaya HPP at a level of at least 110 cubic meters. m/s.

To ensure these sanitary costs, the Dniester reservoir was depleted by 2.3 m during this period, Ukrhydroenergo added.

Earlier, the company reported that over the 28 days of July, the inflow to the Dniester reservoir was 64 cubic meters per second, which is only 19% of the monthly norm and 99% of the supply. This is the lowest average water inflow in July for the entire period of operation of the reservoir, starting from 1985.

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Ukrhydroenergo noted that due to low water in July, electricity generation at the Dniester HPP decreased by 43% compared to the same period last year.

As reported, The Verkhovna Rada ratified a $250 million loan guarantee for Ukrhydroenergo. PJSC “Ukrhydroenergo” is the largest hydro-generating company in Ukraine. It includes ten power plants on the Dnieper and Dniester rivers. Ukrhydroenergo continues to provide peak load coverage, frequency and power regulation, as well as a mobile emergency reserve in the United Energy System of Ukraine.

Photo: Ukrhydroenergo, Facebook

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